The Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition says it is putting together a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
KTVN reports Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki said, “we will be working with the United States Olympic Committee. They’ll be putting out calls for bid cities and we’ll be doing that in 2012”.
Some Nevada leaders reportedly met at the Sustainability Summit Tuesday to discuss a bid. Krolicki said, we think we have a great shot to bring the Games back here”.
He added that before any torch is lit there is plenty of work to be done. “The improvements to the airport, our road system, the bridges and all the public transportation. All those things are critical pillars to us getting the bid for the Games”.
Krolicki said if Tahoe was to win the 2022 bid, more than 60,000 people would visit the region each day during the event.
Lee Gibson, Executive Director of the Regional Transportation Commission, said the area can support that kind of influx of visitors. “I think with the proper planning, sitting down and look at all the need, I think we can host that many people”.