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Opponents of Denver Olympics file proposed ballot initiative as exploratory committee nears recommendation

Jon Murray/Denver Post
The Olympic rings frame the ski jumping complex at Pyeongchang, South Korea last month during the 2018 Winter Olympics. Community leaders in Steamboat Springs met Wednesday with proponents of a Denver Olympic bid.
Joel Reichenberger

Opponents organized under the “NOlympics” banner have filed a proposed Denver ballot initiative aimed at establishing a right of refusal for voters before the city could spend public money to seek or host the Winter Games.

The measure’s backers sat down Tuesday afternoon with a city attorney and the City Council’s staff director, answering questions resulting from the officials’ initial advisory review of the proposal. If the NOlympics Colorado Committee is successful in collecting 4,726 signatures from verified registered Denver voters in coming months, the initiative would appear on the November ballot.

It’s still unclear whether Denver and Colorado will bid for the 2030 Olympics, but the question could be resolved in the next month or so, as the Denver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Exploratory Committee finishes its work.

 

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