Nevada Still Considers A 2022 Winter Olympic Bid

Now that a revenue-sharing agreement has been reached between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki, chair of the Nevada Tourism Commission, told the Tourism Commission meeting in Las Vegas Wednesday, “another roadblock has been cleared”.

The Las Vegas Sun reports a prospective bid is a two-state host effort by California and Nevada, with most of the alpine events targeted for Heavenly Resort at Lake Tahoe.

Krolicki said, “within a few weeks we’ll know more about whether this dream has an opportunity to be competed for”.

Although the USOC hasn’t said whether it would bid for the 2022 or 2026 Winter Games, or the 2024 Summer Games, a decision is expected to be reached in the next few weeks. If the USOC decides to bid, the Las Vegas Sun reports a combined California-Nevada bid would be undertaken, with Reno as the host city.

Mackay Stadium on the University of Nevada, Reno campus would be the possible site of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.