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DENVER -- Denver is contemplating making a bid to host the Winter Olympics in either 2026 or 2030. Denver7 is taking a 360 look at whether this is a good idea or simply nuts.
Denver actually was awarded the 1976 Winter Games. But after a series of blunderous plans and unrealistic cost expectations the tide of public opinion shifted against Denver hosting and Denver actually gave the Olympics back. It ended up being held in Innsbrook, Austria.
Some of the issues that organizers of the '76 Denver Games faced are the same ones the current Denver Olympic Exploratory Committee is facing: traffic, environmental concerns and housing.