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Feb 11, 2012 3:22 PM by Kirsten Bennett

Utah bid for 2022 Olympics OK with Denver

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Organizers of a new effort to explore the possibility of bringing the Olympics back to Salt Lake City say they've heard nothing but good things from officials pushing competing bids to host the 2022 Winter Games at Lake Tahoe or Denver.

Jon Killoran, head of the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition, told the Salt Lake Tribune that the more the Olympics can be promoted in different cities, the better for the USA.

Anne Warhover, co-chair of the Denver bid, says Salt Lake City's entry is welcome because it shows the U.S. is serious.

The U.S. Olympic Committee has to decide by 2013 whether to submit a formal bid and put forth a single nominee for 2022. Warhover acknowledged Utah would have the advantage of existing facilities left over from 2002.

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