Ravell Call, Deseret News FILE – Simon Ammann of Switzerland makes his final jump at the Mens Individual K120 jump at Olympic Park during the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. Related Links Reno-Tahoe pulls out of competition for Winter Olympics, leaving Salt Lake and Denver 2002 Olympic legacy remains ‘palpable’ in Utah, USOC chief says ‘We know how to do this’: Here’s who would pick up the tab for Salt Lake City’s next Winter Games bid SALT LAKE CITY — The longtime head of Ski Utah is convinced that Salt Lake City is going to be picked over Denver to bid for a future Winter Games by the U.S. Olympic Committee on Friday. “It’s a no-brainer. We’ve got this great spot and we’re ready to go,” Nathan Rafferty, the ski industry organization’s president and CEO, said during a newsmaker breakfast at the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. But Rafferty said Salt Lake City, host of the 2002 Winter Games, would face some significant challenges if the Olympics return, particularly when it comes to air quality. “The one thing I am fearful of and I know is coming is a serious look at our air problem. That… Read full this story
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