Utah’s support for bringing back the Olympics makes headlines

Fireworks light up Rice-Eccles Stadium during the Closing Ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City on Feb. 24, 2002. Utahns are enthused about hosting another Olympics, according to a recent poll, and Games officials and others are taking notice.

Peter Chudleigh, Deseret News

A new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll showing nearly 80% of Utahns back the bid to host another Winter Games is making news on several Olympic news outlets covering the three-way race between Salt Lake City; Sapporo, Japan; and Vancouver, Canada.

“If Salt Lake City, Utah, doesn’t win their bid to host the 2030 or 2034 Winter Olympics, it won’t be for a lack of support,” Around The Rings, founded decades ago in Atlanta and now based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, declared in a story about the poll posted Tuesday.
“That’s impressive,” The Sports Examiner out of California said Wednesday in its daily roundup of Olympic news, adding the level of approval among Utahns for bidding again “also separates Salt Lake City from the tepid bid support in Sapporo (JPN: 52-57% in March) and Vancouver (54% in July).”
“Utah’s support of the Games continues far above that of rivals looking to host in 2030, and most other recent bids to host the massive international quadrennial event,” the Canadian-based website GamesBids.com reported Tuesday, noting backing had dropped since previous surveys several years ago but was “still strong.”

The new Deseret News and the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics poll found 79% of Utahns approve of hosting another Winter Games and just 16% disapprove, and 5% don’t know. The poll, conducted by Dan Jones & Associates July 13-18 of 801 registered Utah voters, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.46 percentage points.

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Here’s something nearly 80% of Utahns can agree on — bringing the Olympics back

The results were hailed by Fraser Bullock, president and CEO of the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games as “incredibly strong,” especially …read more

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