Fresh off Los Angeles being awarded the 2028 Olympic summertime Games, the U.S. Olympic committee is thinking about a quote for an upcoming winter games however acknowledged that bidding for the event as soon as 2026 would present challenges.
Speaking at the team USA Media summit in Park City, Utah, USOC CEO Scott Blackmun stated the national Olympic committee would entertain prospective bids as well as stated rate of interest has been expressed from 2002 hold Salt Lake City in addition to Denver as well as Reno/Tahoe. The USOC, he said, has yet to devise an interior process to evaluate any type of prospective U.S. city candidates.
While 2026 is the next offered winter Olympics without a host, the USOC would have a difficult time going after those games without very first working out a new plan with LA 2028, which just recently signed a advertising contract with 2028 with the USOC, he said. “It would be more difficult for us to quote for 2026,” Blackmun said. “We wouldn’t go ahead with a 2026 quote unless there was something that…the team from L.A. were comfortable with, that it wouldn’t effect their capability to market as well as promote the 2028 Games. This is a decision we’ll take in close consultation as well as partnership with LA 2028.”
USOC Chairman Larry Probst stated the IOC is “definitely thinking about holding the Olympic winter games in the U.S. at some point in time,” although the USOC board has yet to formally take up the issue. He stated he was nevertheless motivated by recent comments from IOC president Thomas Bach to return the winter games to a more “traditional” hold city. “To me, that’s code for Europe or North America,” Probst said.
In other news, Camiseta Atalanta BC the USOC revealed it will hold a 13-city interactive celebration in the lead-up to the 2018 Olympic winter games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The team USA WinterFest provided by Hershey’s will likewise Camiseta Sao Paulo FC include a stop in Seoul, where 30,000 U.S. troops are based.
Highlights of the celebration will include a Hershey’s S’moresmobile, the team USA social network Truck, an interactive curling challenge, a virtual-reality experience, as well as athlete satisfy Camiseta West Ham United as well as greets. The very first stop will be November 1 in new York’s Times Square, which will mark 100 days out from the Games. other stops on the tour will be:
November 11— U.S. Olympic curling Trials, Omaha, Nebraska
November 18—Klyde Warren Park, Dallas, Texas
December 2—Washington Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
December 30–31—Downtown Nashville new Year’s Eve, Nashville, Tennessee
January 6—U.S. figure Skating Championships, San Jose, California
January 13—Après Ski Activities, Squaw Valley, California
January 20—Walmart flagship Store, Bentonville, Arkansas
February 3—Saint Paul winter Carnival, St. Paul, Minnesota
February 10—Opening weekend of the 2018 Games, Park City, Utah
February 19—Military Appreciation Celebration, Seoul, South Korea
February 20—The Hershey business Headquarters, Hershey, Pennsylvania
February 24—Closing weekend of the 2018 Games, Lake Placid, new York
(Left to right) USOC Chairman Larry Probst, USOC CEO Scott Blackmun, USOC chief advertising policeman Lisa Baird as well as USOC chief of sport performance Alan Ashley address the media at the team USA Media summit in Park City. At right is USOC chief outside Affairs policeman Patrick Sandusky.