Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock have formed an exploratory committee of business and civic leaders to consider the potential benefits, ramifications — and costs — involved in bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympics, The Denver Post has learned.
The 22-member committee will be headed by Don Elliman, executive director of the Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Biology at the University of Colorado Medical School, and Anne Warhover, chief executive of the Colorado Health Foundation.
The work of the committee likely will go a long way toward determining whether Colorado will present a proposal to the United States Olympic Committee.
Among its tasks will be to determine not only the costs to bid for the games but to assess potential venues for the various competitions — including those that would have to be built.
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