Well, there are groups researching and promoting the idea for 2022. Finding terrain for a DH and SG is easy, as is lodging for the Olympians. Funding for a bobsled run and a jumping hill sheltered from the gusting wind is needed. The 1960 Olympics at Squaw didn't include the events associated with the bobsled track, which was deemed too expensive to build.
The Bay area got screwed (some people think so) for their summer Olympics bid, and a winter Olympic bid would be nice. Utahn's think differently, and will pull out the stops for another bid. What Utah offers is more recent experience, and venues that are already built. Their promoters would also love to offer an Interconnect, but it will take a while for that issue to play out.
My perfect USA Winter Olympics will never occur, but it would have the men's DH and SG at the Birds of Prey in Beaver Creek, the SL and GS at Vail, with the women's events either in Aspen (better shopping and restaurants) or Squaw (better holier than thou attitude). The bobsled/luge/skeleton would be held in Park City, along with the freestyle events. I'd stick the jumping in Lake Placid just for nostalgia. Mary Jane can handle the mogul events with the boarding events taking place in Oregon (less likely to be arrested for smoking weed there). Ski Cross should be run at Hunter Mountain since so many skiers there are like Honey Bagers and don't give a ____." See (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg ) . That makes sense because ski cross is like riding a WROD at a New York ski area, which is more or less a demolition derby on skis. Cross country events would be held at Stowe, with the participants staying at the Trapp Family Lodge. This way NBC can find more useless stuff to talk about instead of actually showing the events. Curling must be held in St. Louis so Anheuser-Busch Inc. can stick Budweiser logos all over the ice in their home town. Besides, you almost have to be in a drunken stupor to watch that sport. Hockey? Boston. The fights in the crowd will always entertain you if the game is a blowout. Figure skating? New York City, of course. Heck, I'd make them skate at Rockefeller Center. Biathlon? Alaska is the only choice. They have 17.7 gun related deaths per 100,000 residents there and can appreciate good shooting.
Edited by quant2325 - 6/29/12 at 12:39am