2030 Winter Olympics Reno-Tahoe

Reno-Tahoe Exits Winter Olympics Race

November 13, 2018

The Reno-Tahoe area of Nevada-California has dropped out of the running to host the 2030 Winter Olympics.

The move leaves Salt Lake City and Denver as the two cities still in the running to be chosen by the U.S. Olympic Committee to bid for the Games.

“We have maintained from the start that a Reno-Tahoe bid would have to make sense economically, environmentally and socially,” Brian Krolicki, Chairman of the Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition, said in a news release.

“Given the parameters and conditions presented, we cannot make the numbers pass muster. To continue, at this point, would be untenable and unwise.”

The release stated: “Budget models for the Reno-Tahoe bid are based on a traditional seven-year marketing and sponsorship cycle and the RTWGC does not see an alternative business model to make a significantly shorter time span work.”

USOC CEO Sarah Hirshland stated in the release: “I’d like to thank the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition for participating in our process up to this point. The leaders in Nevada and California have demonstrated an incredible commitment to the Olympic and Paralympic community and the athletes we all serve. The USOC looks forward to continuing to work with RTWGC to identify new opportunities to take advantage.”


2030 Winter Olympics Reno-Tahoe