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Potential Denver Olympics bid draws opposition, ‘NOlympics’ effort launched

Former Colorado Gov. Dick Lamm speaks in the state Capitol during the launch of the “NOlympics” Colorado Committee to oppose a potential bid for the Winter Olympics, on March 9, 2018.
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The question of whether Denver should bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics is still officially open, but a group of community activists on Friday launched a formal opposition committee with a catchy name: “NOlympics.”

The group has met informally in recent weeks to strategize while the consideration process is underway by the 40-member Denver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Exploratory Committee. Chief among the exploratory committee’s goals, its leaders have said, is determining whether Colorado could host a Winter Games with a privately funded host committee, which would shield taxpayers from most — but not necessarily all — costs.

At its news conference Friday morning, the NOlympics Colorado Committee, with a roster numbering nearly three dozen and counting, said it wants state and city voters to have a voice in any bid decision.

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