Originally Posted by Old&New
I think Salt Lake City would be a great choice. The IOC is interested in smaller cities to host the Olympic games (if they can afford them) as the activities in larger cities are beginning to overshadow the Olympic Events. And this way, the USA could be the first country to have a city host both a summer and winter Olympic games. The only event we couldn't host in SLC is the sailing, but that could be hosted in Utah's port city (San Diego). And then the "athletes" could be flown up to Salt Lake City for the medals ceremony in Salt Lake's original Medals Plaza. Of course a new stadium would need to be built, which would probably have to coincide with Salt Lake getting an NFL team.
Was this meant to be a joke?
You guys seem to "know" an awful lot about what the IOC is thinking. I wonder why reality doesn't seem to match. "The IOC is interested in smaller cities to host the [summer] Olympic games"... evidence?
Beijing. London. Rio. (Tokyo, Istanbul, Madrid, Rome.)
Maybe you define smaller differently than I do.