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Salt Lake City confirmed as the only public host candidate for 2034 Winter Olympic Games

IOC Director of Communications, Mark Adams was quick to clarify when asked if there were other candidates for the 2034 games responding with 'The ones [Olympic Host Candidates] that are public you know about, but as you know with our process not all bids have to make themselves public.'

The International Olympic Committee singled out Salt Lake City at the 141st IOC Session in Mumbai, India on Sunday October 15 as the only public interested party for the 2034 Winter Olympic Games. In a presentation given by Karl Stoss, the Chair of the IOC’s Future Host Commission for the Olympic Winter Games he said that Salt Lake City has already secured all guarantees for the 2030 & 2034 games.

The IOC also ratified the recommendation of the Future Host Commission to green light the process of issuing a double award for the 2030 and 2034 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games without objection. This escalates the standard timeline of awarding the 2034 games to a host and puts Salt Lake City as a front runner being the only public bid to have secured all guarantees for the 2034 games.

While these announcements bode well for a future Winter Olympic Games to be held in Salt Lake City they do not yet constitute an announcement of award to Salt Lake City for the 2034 Winter Olympic Games.

IOC Director of Communications, Mark Adams was quick to clarify when asked if there were other candidates for the 2034 games responding with “The ones [Olympic Host Candidates] that are public you know about, but as you know with our process not all bids have to make themselves public.”

The next step in the award announcement is that the Future Host Commission will make formal recommendations to the IOC Executive Board, which meets Nov. 30-Dec. 1, to consider interested parties for the next step of Targeted Dialogue.

Fraser Bullock, President and CEO, Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games said in a statement

“The decision by the IOC Session today puts Salt Lake City-Utah solidly on the road towards a potential award at the Paris Games next July. Our strategy of staying ahead of the required steps in the process of obtaining venue and governmental guarantees at all levels has provided the IOC with an opportunity for a proven, reliable preferred host in Salt Lake City-Utah in 2034.”

Sweden, Switzerland and France along with Salt Lake City-Utah are interested host candidates for the 2030 games. Salt Lake City being the sole interested party and already having secured all guarantees for the 2034 games along with the expedited timeline associated with the dual award process are all positive steps for the games coming back to Salt Lake City in 2034.

The dual award announcement could be made at the IOC Session next July prior to the Paris Games.

Karl Stoss, announcement of Salt Lake City as the one interested public party in the 2034 games (5:32:11)

Mark Adams statement on non public host city applicants for the 2034 games ( 12:44 )

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