UTAH OLYMPIC EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE – FINAL COPYOCTOBER 17, 20122
state and local levels of government, and guarantees required by theInternational Olympic Committee.
– assessed the current and planned number of hotelrooms in the Salt Lake Olympic region against the IOC Olympic WinterGames requirement of 23,300 rooms. This subcommittee alsoperformed a preliminary review of room types and star rating formeeting the requirements of the various Olympic client groups.
Sport and Venues
- responsible for evaluating the support of the2002 Games venue owners and operators for bidding and hosting theOlympic Winter Games in 2026. Assessed the current condition, futuredevelopment plans, and viability of each venue for hosting the Games,considering Winter Games sport program additions since 2002.Reviewed sport experience in the past 10 years and formulated futuresport event objectives for the continued growth and sustainability ofUtah’s Olympic legacy at both publicly and privately owned venues.Growth potential and sustainability were evaluated in terms of facilities,programs, and events.Worked with the Transportation sub-committee to evaluate anddevelop a physical Games concept for 2026 or beyond.Provided input to the Environment and Meteorology section of thereport, and in particular, reviewed potential climate change impactsand anticipated snow conditions at the outdoor venues.
– assessed the current transportation infrastructure aspart of a proposed physical concept for a 2026 Games. Met with UDOT,UTA, the Salt Lake City International Airport Authority, and othertransportation stakeholders to review planned infrastructureimprovements between 2012 and 2020. The meetings focused on therelationship of planned improvements to venue access, anticipatedtransportation service levels for each Olympic client group, andalignment between preparations for a future Games and Utah’s longterm development strategies.
– established both a Bid Budget and an OCOG (OrganizingCommittee for the Olympic Games) Games budget for a future bid.
he Bid Budget was based on an evaluation of recent bid budgets fromother Winter Games, adjusted for inflation, and took into considerationthe Salt Lake advantage of having hosted the 2002 Games. TheOCOG budget was developed with an in-depth review of the 2002Games final cost, recognizing changes to the Games sport programsince 2002 as well as potential changes for a Games physical concept