Social Reaction To Salt Lake’s Selection For OIympic Bid
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The USOC has selected Salt Lake City for a bid to host a future Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. The next open games is in 2030.
City, state leaders and residents reacted to the news on Social Media.
The man who was an crucial part of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and recently elected Utah Senator Mitt Romney was happy to hear the news.
SLC 2030 is the right choice. Utah is ready, willing and more than able to once again host the world and its extraordinary athletes. Congrats to the Utah team that won this honor to represent the USA. https://t.co/zOjSEPfgZD
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) December 14, 2018
Governor Gary Herbert tweeted a picture of the reaction of Jackie Biskupski when she received the call from the USOC.
Utah is one step closer to hosting the Olympic Winter Games again. Winter sports run in our veins. We’re proud to have the greatest snow on earth and the fastest speed skating ice in the world, and we would love to once again welcome the world’s athletes to Salt Lake City. pic.twitter.com/uDN0oyqEDE
— Gov. Gary Herbert (@GovHerbert) December 14, 2018
Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox reacted to the news.
Boom! 🇺🇸🦅 https://t.co/RjQf4rgxri
— Spencer Cox (@SpencerJCox) December 14, 2018
— Salt Lake 2030 (@SLC2030) December 14, 2018
KSL’s Caitlin Burchill tweeted out a video of the celebration from Salt Lake and Utah leadership before the press conference.
— Caitlin Burchill (@newsyCaitlin) December 14, 2018