John Hickenlooper and new Denver Mayor Michael Hancock are finally seeing the light. Colorado is a premier winter sport state where a lot of winter olympic training takes place. It deserves to have a successful winter Olympic Bid. After the Democratic Convention, we have proved we can host large events. The plan would be to spread the games over our great Ski towns such as Vail, Aspen and Steamboat Springs. Talk of a mountain railroad have already begun, perhaps interlinking our great Ski resorts. In this economic climate, it does not sound feasible, but then again the economy may come back by then.
Hancock Sees Opening in 2022 Winter Olympic Bid
Michael Hancock has show his willingness to enter the world stage, and this would be a great forum for him to do so. Some of the baggage he as taken into his Mayoral-ship (baggage not claimed at customs), could hinder his high aspirations. Lets see what he can do for Denver, which is in need of a great leader to fill the Hick's Shoes. Hancock is quoted as saying "We are ready to take our rightful place on the Global Stage, certainly nothing would help us do that greater than the Olympics in 2022."
Hickenlooper sees 2022 Olympic Winter Games Bid As Good for State Economy
The loop sees things clearly, and we are in tough economic times, and the Winter Games could help drive the Colorado Economy.
The loop is quoted as saying" In this economy, the city or state would not be eager to pursue putting together a bid. That's where the business community would really need to come in to help." Certainly the railroads have a vested interest. Let's see what happens.
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A Little Denver History
In 1976, Denver became the first city in history to leave the Olympic Committee standing at the altar. The Mile-High City was actually awarded the bid, only to have the voters turn it down due to financial and environmental concerns.