Skip to comments.Could Utah host Winter Olympics with six months notice?
Posted on 08/08/2013 11:13:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Will Salt Lake City host the 2014 Winter Games? Almost certainly not. But could the Utah capital, logistically, host the 2014 Games?
The answers range from no doubt to no chance.
A grass-roots movement is afoot to boycott the Sochi Winter Olympics or move them to another city after Russian President Vladimir Putin in June signed a law banning "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" and giving the government seemingly broad powers to discriminate against gays.
Salt Lake City is on the short list of places that could conceivably host a modern-scale Winter Olympics on a moment's notice.....
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Utah is so much more gay-friendly than Russia ... NOT!
Well, there is always Innsbruck, Austria.
China kills baby girls by the thousands....pushes abortion...and by some accounts uses live political prisoners for organ donation...and yet we went there in the Olympics.....
screw that, why aren’t libs tolerant of people who don’t hold their views?!? friggin hypocrites. more americans wish we were back under moral laws rejecting sodomy and lesbianism.
Mormons are a determined lot
Don’t forget...San Fransicko
Why not? The entire games would fit inside the NSA’s illegal eavesdropping backup facility.
Since when should a totally different country like Russia have to conform to the American left?
Yeah! Wasn’t Bruno Austrian?
Stupid LDS slanted article.
Let the Games go on at Sochi and respect local customs.
If the games were held in North Africa the world would respect their local customs.
November 4, 2008?
Texas could do it in 4 months. Top that
We just need a gay olympics. Any new sports ideas??? Its Friday let’r rip.
This has got to be one of the stupidist ideas on record, even for liberals. Geez....
Might as well start getting Detroit ready to host the Olympics.
So, the Olympics will never be held in an Islamic country, then?
..Russia has every right to expect people to obey their laws..”
I do believe I read something written by our very own MSM agreeing that the Muslim’s have the right to ban the reading of Bibles and public praying by our soldiers who are stationed there. Even though we have a volunteer military, the guys really don’t have a choice about being there.
I bet if Russia welcomed gays with open arms and some of our Olympians didn’t want to go because of it, the MSM would be all over them like white on rice.
Selective journalism at its finest. Makes me ill.
Which Islamic country could host the winter Olympics?
I’m no fan of the militant gay agenda. I’m also not a fan of infringement on free speech. These laws are not a good thing.
The Olympics, summer and winter, are full of homos and lesbians.
Obvious Gay Olympic Event: Two Man Luge.
Texas could definitely host it. Does Mount Houston have snow? Where is Mount Houston? Heck they have a road called Mount Houston, there has to be a mountain somewhere named Houston.
Uzbekistan, I believe - if they had the infrastructure.
Or in about 10 years, England.
If they move it from Russia nobody will want the games in the future and the Olympics dies.
It isn’t going anywhere.
Liberals are all about respecting cultural differences until they encounter a different culture.
Where ya gonna hold the bobsled and alpine ski events?
Boycotting the Olympics is so “Carter,” kind of reminds you the libs only ideas have to do with “recycle.”
The exit from I 45 marked “ MT. HOUSTON “
Which Islamic country could host the winter Olympics?
If that happens, I guess I’ll have to boycott the US Olympics. We need to get our noses out of other countries’ business. Like Ben Franklin said.
We’re throwing huge money and arms at countries with national religions and huge destructive agendas, meanwhile punishing those who don’t threaten us.
These poofters are wasting their time. It is too late to change the venue.
Why would Utah WANT to hold the Winter Olympics? The Olympics always are a money pit for whoever hosts them — and the debts the locals incur live on long after the Olympics are over.
Well actually, it is, almost anywhere is less hostile to homos than Russia and pro-gay propaganda is legal under the first amendment.
Salt Lake City itself is run by liberals who are very pro-gay.
I find myself in unfamiliar territory being on Russia’s side on something.
Texas could but why would we? It’s always a financial disaster to the host city/country.
We’d have to make the snow and somehow keep it frozen but how about a snow boarding obstacle course down Congress Ave. in Austin dodging and jumping over weirdos. Maybe cross country skiing to everywhere Sheila indignantly asked, “Don’t you know who I am?!?” Speed skating through Oak Cliff in Dallas, the East side of I-35 in Austin, or where the low lifes reside in Houston. The luge would have lots of fans in Dallas. Being as it’s Texas and temps reached 110 this week, throw in some summer events such as swimming in Lake Travis that’s 1/3 full what with the drought. Weight lifting nekkid sunbathers out at Hippie Hollow although the cameras would have to severely edit that event. Or cycling along Highway 130 during rush hour with posted speeds at 85 mph. I’d love to see a Run for the Border triathelon event to clear out the illegals.
Its starts off saying that no way will this happen.
Dems are comparing Russia’santi-homo laws to Hitlers cool reception of that black track-and-field star Jesse Owens 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.
Gays are the new blacks its sounds like.
Grass roots? More like ass roots.
You are so wrong. Utah is as gay as they come. Salt Lake City was named the "gayest" U.S. city. And after supporting Prop 8, the LDS has since reversed itself and is bending over to the LGBT thugs at every turn.
Russia has guaranteed that no athletes will be arrested if they stage gay nonsense (no matter what a few Russian politicians have said), the US team will never boycott but I could see a bunch of sissys holding some kind of counter games. LOL. The left wanting to boycott Russian Olympics, what’s the world coming to!
I really just want to sit with my kids and watch the Olympics.. I don’t want to have to give them a social lesson in perversion at their age..
Saw a couple of gays on MSNBC last night calling for boycott.
That wouldnt help Obama any. He will give a lecture on TV or two but that is it,.
I bet they are scared that if they go out barhopping afterward and try their funny business then they will get a very cool reception, not having special laws against those who dislike Homosexuality like this open minded country does,...
In the orignal version of this photo there was a gay guy standing to the right of Stalin. He was erased!
Doesn't matter. I'll "boycott" the GAY-limpics.
Paging John McCain...
McCain complained on the Senate floor that Willard was spending too much on graft for the 2002 games...
From the Congressional Record:
Senator McCain on the GAO Report
On Sept. 19, 2000, Sen. McCain, speaking in opposition to the Conference Report on the 2001 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill advised the Senate of details from the GAOs report. As recorded in the Congressional Record, Sen. McCain stated,
The GAO now determines that $1.3 billionand some of those I will read:
$974,000 for the Utah State Olympic Public Safety Command;
$5 million for the Utah Communications Agency Network;
$3 million to Olympic Regional Development Authority, upgrades at Mt. Van Hoevenberg Sports Complex;
$2.5 million, Salt Lake City Olympics bus facilities;
$2.5 million, Salt Lake City Olympics regional park-and-ride lots;
$500,000, Salt Lake City Olympics transit bus loan, and on and on;
$925,000 to allow the Utah State Olympic Public Safety Command to continue to develop and support a public safety program for the 2002 Winter Olympics;
$1 million for the 2002 Winter Olympics security training;
$2.2 million for the Charleston Water Conservancy District, UT, to meet sewer infrastructure needs associated with the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
What the Olympic games supposedly hosted and funded by Salt Lake City, which began in corruption and bribery, has now turned into is an incredible pork-barrel project for Salt Lake City and its environs. Sen. John McCain in the United States Senate, Sept. 19, 2000 - [Page S8731-S8748 - Congressional Record.]
Is it even remotely possible that Putin actually WANTS the games pulled..and he’s purposely trying to create an incident. There’s been much coverage about a real lack of snow..and construction of the many venues is way behind schedule..he may want to avoid an unfavorable comparison to China..
Irrelevant. If they allow the boycott and switch the Winter somewhere else, I don’t see how Summer would be different. Aren’t they both under IOC?