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A lot of Utah hotel rooms are already booked for a 2034 Olympics — here's why

A lot of Utah hotel rooms are already booked for a 2034 Olympics — here's why

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 4:08 p.m.

More than 21,000 Utah hotel rooms are already booked for a 2034 Winter Games, including some that have yet to be built.
Millions requested to attract MLB, NHL, Olympics to Utah

Millions requested to attract MLB, NHL, Olympics to Utah

Karah Brackin, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 8:32 a.m.

The Utah Sports Commission has requested $4 million from the state to attract and host national and international sporting events.
'We will be ready' to host 2030 Winter Games, French official tells Utah's Olympic bidders

'We will be ready' to host 2030 Winter Games, French official tells Utah's Olympic bidders

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 13 - 12:23 p.m.

The leader of one of the French Alps regions poised to stage the 2030 Winter Games has no doubt his country can pull it off, dismissing the idea that Salt Lake City, the preferred host for 2034, could be asked to step up sooner.
Could Olympics spark MLB, NHL and more for Utah? These experts believe so

Could Olympics spark MLB, NHL and more for Utah? These experts believe so

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 12 - 9:26 p.m.

Some of Utah's biggest sports leaders gathered Friday to discuss the future of sports in Utah, which they say is growing in different ways because of the Winter Olympics.
What would a 2034 Olympics in Utah be like? Here's what the IOC says

What would a 2034 Olympics in Utah be like? Here's what the IOC says

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 2 - 1:15 p.m.

After more than a decade of trying, 2023 was the year when Utah appeared to have finally locked up another Olympics.
It's not only the Olympics that could be coming to Utah in 2034

It's not only the Olympics that could be coming to Utah in 2034

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 27 - 4:16 p.m.

It's not just the Olympics that Utah may be hosting in 2034 — it's also the Paralympics.
Want to volunteer at the 2034 Winter Games? Utah lawmakers told opportunities are coming

Want to volunteer at the 2034 Winter Games? Utah lawmakers told opportunities are coming

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 13 - 9:55 a.m.

Even though it's still more than a decade before Utah would host another Olympics, state lawmakers are already talking about the preparations, including signing up volunteers.
Salt Lake City's chance at hosting 2034 Olympic Games could speed up TRAX expansion project

Salt Lake City's chance at hosting 2034 Olympic Games could speed up TRAX expansion project

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 13 - 7:21 a.m.

The Utah Transit Authority shared the beginning stages of the Techlink TRAX study that's underway with community stakeholders Tuesday.
Here's how New York could host Winter Olympic events even before Salt Lake City

Here's how New York could host Winter Olympic events even before Salt Lake City

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 10 - 11:41 a.m.

There's a chance some winter Olympic events could be held in the United States in 2026.
Peak's Ice Arena in Provo to get Olympic upgrades

Peak's Ice Arena in Provo to get Olympic upgrades

Lindsay Aerts, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 3 - 7:35 a.m.

With the Olympics of 2034 focused largely in Salt Lake City, the venues outside of the downtown area will also need some attention.
Young athletes excited, looking forward to 2034 Olympics

Young athletes excited, looking forward to 2034 Olympics

Dan Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 2 - 6:54 p.m.

The news of the Winter Games coming to Salt Lake City in 2034 was huge for young Utah athletes with Olympic dreams on their mind.
Cauldron lit as Salt Lake City committee enters next step with IOC over 2034 bid

Cauldron lit as Salt Lake City committee enters next step with IOC over 2034 bid

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 1 - 8:54 p.m.

Utah is now officially in "targeted dialogue" with the International Olympic Committee, the first step forward as it looks to lock up its 2034 bid.
Salt Lake City is the preferred 2034 Olympics host. What will it look like by then?

Salt Lake City is the preferred 2034 Olympics host. What will it look like by then?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 30 - 9:02 p.m.

Salt Lake City isn't just growing, it's evolving into something new. City leaders and downtown experts offer a look at what it might look like in the next decade.
'A huge day for Utah': IOC names Salt Lake City preferred host of 2034 Winter Olympics

'A huge day for Utah': IOC names Salt Lake City preferred host of 2034 Winter Olympics

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 29 - 2:13 p.m.

The International Olympic Committee named Salt Lake City as preferred host of the 2034 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, a major step forward in its bid to host the event.
Will IOC pick Salt Lake City as 'preferred host' for 2030 or 2034 Winter Olympics this week?

Will IOC pick Salt Lake City as 'preferred host' for 2030 or 2034 Winter Olympics this week?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 5:25 p.m.

The International Olympic Committee executive board is scheduled to receive a report from the organization's Future Host Commission when it convenes in Paris on Wednesday.
Utah lawmakers step up oversight of state spending on Olympic venues

Utah lawmakers step up oversight of state spending on Olympic venues

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 24 - 8:55 p.m.

Utah lawmakers are taking more control over millions of tax dollars allocated for the state's Olympic venues as a decision is nearing on whether Salt Lake City will host another Winter Games in 2030 or 2034 .
Gov. Cox: 'No city on earth more prepared for an Olympics' than Salt Lake

Gov. Cox: 'No city on earth more prepared for an Olympics' than Salt Lake

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 21 - 10:31 p.m.

What may be Utah's final pitch for the 2030 or 2034 Winter Games focused on how hosting another Olympics in the state could help an increasingly troubled world, Gov. Spencer Cox said.
Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games to meet with IOC's Future Host Commission

Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games to meet with IOC's Future Host Commission

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 21 - 9:59 a.m.

Tuesday could mark a big day in the efforts to bring the Olympics back to Utah as Salt Lake's committee meets with the International Olympic Committee.
5 new sports coming to the LA Olympics

5 new sports coming to the LA Olympics

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 23 - 8:29 a.m.

Look for five new sports at the 2028 Summer Games in Los Angeles: flag football, baseball, softball, lacrosse and squash.
Utah's governor says latest IOC decision is 'next best thing' to getting another Olympics

Utah's governor says latest IOC decision is 'next best thing' to getting another Olympics

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 10:32 p.m.

The IOC isn't making any promises about Salt Lake City getting the 2034 Winter Games despite it being the only city in the race, but there's still plenty of enthusiasm.
Some athletes at Italy's 2026 Winter Olympics will have to compete in another country

Some athletes at Italy's 2026 Winter Olympics will have to compete in another country

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 10:16 p.m.

Bobsled, luge and skeleton competitors at the 2026 Winter Games in Milan-Cortina are going to have to compete outside of the host country because Italy has decided not to build a sliding track.
No guarantee 2030, 2034 Winter Games will be awarded together, IOC leader says

No guarantee 2030, 2034 Winter Games will be awarded together, IOC leader says

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 16 - 6:41 p.m.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach raised the possibility Monday that there still could not be a dual award of the 2030 and 2034 Winter Games, even though Salt Lake City has been identified as the only bidder for 2034.
Salt Lake City now the only candidate for 2034 Winter Games

Salt Lake City now the only candidate for 2034 Winter Games

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 15 - 12:05 p.m.

It looks like there's no competition for Salt Lake City's bid to host the 2034 Winter Games.
Awarding 2030, 2034 Winter Games together gets 'green light' from IOC leaders

Awarding 2030, 2034 Winter Games together gets 'green light' from IOC leaders

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 14 - 12:17 p.m.

International Olympic Committee leaders gave a green light Friday to awarding both the 2030 and 2034 Winter Games at the same time and sped up the process for narrowing the field.
The IOC suspended the Russian Olympic Committee. Here's why

The IOC suspended the Russian Olympic Committee. Here's why

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 12 - 6:31 p.m.

International Olympic Committee leaders suspended Russia's national Olympic committee Thursday for adding new member organizations from Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine, citing a violation of "territorial integrity."