Olympics In Denver? Coloradans Get First Chance To Weigh In On The Idea

By Makenzie O’Keefe

DENVER (CBS4) – An exploratory committee is looking into whether the city of Denver should submit a bid to possibly bring the Winter Olympics to town in 2026 or 2030. Now, they’re asking for community input on the idea.

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On Thursday there will be a community meeting online to allow residents of Colorado to share their thoughts.

The committee’s first priority is looking at the feasibility of this idea. The discussion surrounding the potential bid includes financing, environmental impact, games operations and protocol.

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Two websites are sharing information and asking the public what they think. Explorethegames.com has general information, and a community survey can be found on Sharingthegold.org.

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The first online community meeting will be held online Thursday at 6 p.m. There will be another on Feb. 24. For details on the meetings, visit Sharingthegold.org.

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Makenzie O’Keefe joined the CBS4 team as a reporter in 2017. Read her bio, follow her on Twitter at @makenziepokeefe or email her your story ideas.