Potential Denver Olympics bid draws opposition, ‘NOlympics’ effort launched
March 11, 2018
The question of whether Denver should bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics is still officially open, but a group of community activists on Friday launched a formal opposition committee with a catchy name: "NOlympics."
The group has met informally in recent weeks to strategize while the consideration process is underway by the 40-member Denver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Exploratory Committee. Chief among the exploratory committee's goals, its leaders have said, is determining whether Colorado could host a Winter Games with a privately funded host committee, which would shield taxpayers from most — but not necessarily all — costs.
At its news conference Friday morning, the NOlympics Colorado Committee, with a roster numbering nearly three dozen and counting, said it wants state and city voters to have a voice in any bid decision.
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