Olympic/Paralympic Exploratory Committee (OEC).

Salt Lake City, Utah

Purpose: Determine if Salt Lake City/Utah should pursue a bid for hosting Winter Olympic/Paralympic Games.

Background: The IOC has initiated the official Discussion Period for hosting in 2026. A city must declare its intent to host by March 31, 2018. It is possible that both 2026 and 2030 could be awarded in this bid cycle.

Objective: Determine by February 1, 2018 if Salt Lake City/Utah should pursue a bid. A key determinant of this decision will be economic feasibility given that hosting either 2026 or 2030 would mean hosting back-to-back Olympic/Paralympic Games in the U.S., which has an impact on the amount of potential domestic sponsorship revenue.

OEC structure and membership (names listed alphabetically):

  • OEC Board:
    • Co-Chairs: Fraser Bullock, Wayne Niederhauser, Jeff Robbins
    • Members:
      • Athletes: Eric Heiden, Catherine Raney Norman, Noelle Pikus Pace, Derek Parra, Chris Waddell
      • Political leaders: Mayor Jackie Biskupski, Governor Gary Herbert, Speaker Greg Hughes
      • Business leaders: Jeremy Andrus, Lane Beattie, Cindy Crane, Spencer P. Eccles, Becky Kearns, Dave Layton, Al Mansell, Peter Mouskondis, Steve Miller, Steve Price, Jim Sorenson, Jr.,