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POLL: Would you be in favor of Colorado hosting the Winter Olympics?

By: The Gazette
October 19, 2017 Updated: October 20, 2017 at 1:48 pm
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The International Olympic Committee might forgive Colorado.

But is Colorado interested in this massively expensive forgiveness?

Gazette columnist David Ramsey examines that question.

First, a history lesson, or reminder: In 1970, the IOC awarded the 1976 Winter Games to a vastly different Colorado. At first, there was mass celebration in a state with a population of 2.2 million. We finally hit the big time.

It only took a year for the Olympic party to end. On Nov. 7, 1971, state voters, by a 3-to-2 margin, rejected a $5 million bond issue required to fund the games. Colorado remains the only destination to ever hand back an Olympic bid to the IOC.

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