2034 Preferred Host
Salt Lake City was selected by the International Olympic Committee as the Preferred Host of the 2034 Olympics and Paralympics. This announcement formally makes Salt Lake City the frontrunner to host 2034 Winter Games and further solidifies Utah as The State of Sport.
The 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games engaged hundreds of thousands of spectators and over 2.1 billion global broadcast viewers. It brought a significant boost to Utah's economy, legacy, and identity - its impact is still felt today. Rooted in an athletes-first philosophy, Utah’s sports culture continues to attract athletes from around the world to train and compete in a welcoming atmosphere. The Olympic & Paralympic spirit and its values are part of the fabric of Utah’s community.
The world-class venues built for the Games have seen continual use and upgrades. Since 2002, over 90 international World Cup or World Championship events have been held in Utah, supported by a pool of skilled volunteers. For example, the 2019 FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships attracted 1,800 athletes and staff from 40 nations and engaged 500 local volunteers.