A joint statement from Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock about news today that the U.S. Olympic Committee will not bid for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
“We are disappointed the world won’t come to Denver for a Winter Games in 2022. But we appreciate the thoughtful approach taken by the U.S. Olympic Committee to bring the games back to America. We respect the USOC’s process and will continue to work closely with the Committee on bringing great sporting events to Colorado and furthering our reputation as a healthy and active state. The City of Denver and the State of Colorado stand ready to consider a bid for the Winter Games if the opportunity presents itself again.”