Olympians are front and center of the 2030 Salt Lake City Olympic bid in hopes of making the Games more athlete-centric.
Peggy Shinn, SKI Magazine, June 21, 2022
The committee aiming to bring the Winter Olympics back to Salt Lake City in 2030 or possibly 2034 considers Lindsey Vonn its “secret weapon.” She was in Lausanne, Switzerland last week with other representatives from the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Salt Lake 2030 Games to meet with the International Olympic Committee about the bid.
But Vonn is not the only Olympic gold medalist putting her name and fame behind the bid. Almost a dozen Olympians and Paralympians, including Olympic and Paralympic gold medalists Ted Ligety and Chris Waddell, are working with the bid committee to bring the Winter Games back to the Wasatch. Most have ties to Utah and its Olympic legacy, with many of them calling Salt Lake City and Park City home, including Vonn who sold her East Vail house in 2020 and purchased a 24-acre ranch overlooking Deer Valley and the Utah Olympic Park. More …