Gavin Newsom to Woo Winter Olympics to Lake Tahoe
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The California Winter Games Committee, formed earlier this year, announced last week that the lieutenant governor will lead the effort -- serving along with cochairs California Senators Darryl Steinberg and Ted Gaines. Together the high-profile politicians will work to bring the Olympics to the Lake Tahoe region as soon as 2022.
Of course, in the world's imagination, California is the land of surfing and sunbathing, not ice skating and skiing. Yet Baby Boomers will remember that Squaw Valley in Northern California hosted the Winter Games in 1960.
The committee's president Michael Faust told reporters: "We are very excited to have Newsom lead our efforts and we believe his addition will help successfully position California to win the games if the (United States Olympic Committee) chooses to solicit bids from U.S. cities for a 2022 Winter Games."