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Potential Denver Olympics bid draws opposition, ‘NOlympics’ effort launched

The Denver Post
Former Colorado Gov. Dick Lamm speaks in the state Capitol during the launch of the “NOlympics” Colorado Committee to oppose a potential bid for the Winter Olympics, on March 9, 2018.
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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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