Which US City Should Host A Future Winter Olympics?

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Which US City Should Host A Future Winter Olympics?
Other {Please List} 23%  23%  [ 3 ]
Denver, Colorado 23%  23%  [ 3 ]
Colorado Springs 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Chicago 8%  8%  [ 1 ]
Anchorage, Alaska 8%  8%  [ 1 ]
Boston 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Boise, Idaho 15%  15%  [ 2 ]
Minneapolis 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 8%  8%  [ 1 ]
Reno, Nevada 15%  15%  [ 2 ]
Indianapolis, Indiana 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 13

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18 Feb 2014, 4:15 pm

1.} Chicago

Reason: Not sure if this is true, but in the past, the City of Chicago has made several bids to host a Summer Olympics. They should set that aside and consider a bid for a Winter Olympics.

2.} Boise, Idaho

Reason: Is adjacent to various highways AND has proximity to various mountain ranges in Idaho. If so, Boise could be the next Lake Placid {host of the 1980 Winter Olympics}.


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18 Feb 2014, 5:23 pm

Chicago can't do it, they don't have mountains.

I voted for Alaska, it would be the perfect place for it, there's tons of land to build a winter olympics and it has mountains and cold weather.



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18 Feb 2014, 6:07 pm

I'd vote for Seattle because there are snow-capped mountains here. The problem is there aren't many world class ice facilities out here. Seattle lacks a hockey team so there's no rink of that size. It can be built so there's always that.



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18 Feb 2014, 7:04 pm

Well, if the US wants to blow billions on the next sporting fiasco...

Vancouver 2010 was a (literal) wash-out, and that was with things like skiing in Whistler, so the only cities likely reliably to have the climate in 12 years would be Anchorage or Salt Lake City (because it's so high).

Welcome to global warming.


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18 Feb 2014, 7:10 pm

None. The Olympics are nothing more than a cash cow for the broadcast networks and a political and financial fiasco for whatever locality that's stupid enough to want the games.



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18 Feb 2014, 11:10 pm

Soccer22 wrote:
Chicago can't do it, they don't have mountains.

I voted for Alaska, it would be the perfect place for it, there's tons of land to build a winter olympics and it has mountains and cold weather.

Chicago is broke like you wouldn't believe; it has no money right now. Winter Olympics venues are more expensive to build than Summer Olympics ones, because they require more elaborate equipment and arenas. So if they'd have a hard time funding the 2016 Summer Olympics they almost won, it'd be even more true for the Winter Olympics. Plus, where would the money come from? Debt? It's already sky-high. Taxes? They're already highest in the nation.

Alaska might not be a good idea, either. There is such a thing is too cold. In Anchorage during winter, it gets as low as --40 degrees. When you're doing downhill skiing, luge, etc, at high speeds, with wind and snow blowing in your face, that's a wind chill as low as --70. And if an athlete falls down in the snow, that's just asking for hypothermia. It's just too dangerous. This year's Sochi games are an oddball, with highs averaging around 60 degrees; most Winter Olympics athletes won't be so lucky.



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21 Feb 2014, 10:38 am

Meistersinger wrote:
None. The Olympics are nothing more than a cash cow for the broadcast networks and a political and financial fiasco for whatever locality that's stupid enough to want the games.


echo this


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24 Feb 2014, 5:32 pm

Id have to vote for Billings, Montanna. Excellent mountains, wonderful wintery climate. Less windy than the more southern Rocky Mtn. states. Friendly people. And gorgeous! I get so sick of hearing Europeans saying that America is an ugly country. Let's show them a breathtaking winter wonderland. Plus Montana is known for its delicious American cusine high in red meats and protein, great for all those traveling to see the Olympics in person. Real cold climate food. Inland majesty at its finest.


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25 Feb 2014, 6:06 am

The winter olympics put Salt lake on the map, literally.

I'd be all for it in Boise, really - they have Sun valley just up north which would host plenty of events.


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25 Feb 2014, 5:34 pm

How about Portland, we have mountains and they can go to MT Hood for skiing and bob sledding. Sure it's warm here but there is indoor ice skating they can do and indoor curling.

My second option is Spokane because they have mountains and it does get cold there and they get more snow than us and they have Mt Spokane.

Third option is Whitefish, Montana or Missoula, MT. It gets cold there and they get snow and they have mountains.


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02 Mar 2014, 4:22 am

Anywhere in Colorado or northern New Mexico would be good. I would have said northern Arizona, but in wake of the now-vetoed "religious freedom/LGBT discrimination" bill, I imagine the Olympic committee would be having second thoughts.

Anywhere near Reno or Lake Tahoe would be good, as well as anywhere in Maine, New Hampshire or Vermont. Even some parts of West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee or North Carolina would be good.


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