Should Wyoming Bid To Host The Winter Olympics in 2030? [POLL]
Denver and Salt Lake City are among the early contenders to host the Winter Olympics in 2030. Perhaps someday, Jackson Hole will organize a committee to bid for the games.
The enormous cost of preparing for the Olympics has kept many major cities from placing bids in recent years, which has paved the way for smaller cities to compete. The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are projected to carry a price tag of $13 billion.
Building the necessary infrastructure and facilities in an isolated area like Wyoming would likely cost even more. However, some experts argue that the investment is worth the risk. According to one study, the 2018 Winter Olympics could potentially add nearly $60 billion to South Korea's economy.
The gamble paid off for Salt Lake City. After hosting the games in 2002, they are aggressively pursuing another Olympic bid. Which begs the question: would you like to see the Winter Olympics in Wyoming? Tell us what you think.