Completed host questionnaire brings Utah closer to hosting another Olympics

May 26, 2023, 8:30 PM | Updated: May 30, 2023, 7:05 am

Bringing the Olympic Games back to Utah...

Signage at the Utah Olympic Park, which was built for the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games, is pictured in Park City on Thursday, May 4, 2023. This questionnaire is a requirement from the International Olympic Committee. So, what kind of questions does it ask? (Kristin Murphy/Deseret News)

(Kristin Murphy/Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s team bidding on the Olympic Games is already finishing work on the future host questionnaire. This questionnaire is a requirement from the International Olympic Committee. So, what kind of questions does it ask?

To help answer this question, Frasier Bullock, president and CEO of the Salt Lake City Utah committee for the Games joins Jeff Caplans Afternoon News. He says the questionnaire asks a “whole spectrum” of questions.

“It’s actually 35 pages of questions in that questionnaire,” Bullock tells host Jeff Caplan. “And it’s all the way from things like our vision, our purpose, what we’re trying to accomplish to things like sustainability, because we have to have climate positive games, to how we’re going to manage the operations of the games.”

On top of this, Bullock says there are 35 annexes, which include things like detailed plans of the Olympic Theater and transportation routes.

“And then we have guarantees we have to provide from the federal government, state and local government,” he says. “It’s a massive undertaking.”

Citing the committee’s work, Caplan asks “You’ve made any number of presentations, don’t they have this information already?”

“Well, no,” Bullock says. “We’ve done high-level presentations of our vision and things like that. This is now all the detail to actually host the games.”

He goes on to say the committee is 95% finished with completing the questionnaire. Bringing it closer to the end, Bullock says the governing board approved recently approved a bid file. This bid file will go to the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee.

Confidence in bringing the Olympic Games back to Utah

According to Bullock, the host questionnaire requires the committee to give a detailed roadmap of what the games would look like if they came back to Utah.

“It is like transportation times from the Olympic Village to all the Olympic venues,” he says. “It is an entire schedule for the games – what we envision happening day by day, each venue [and] what competitions are going to be held- an entire competition schedule. It’s really fun putting it together, but it’s a tremendous amount of work.”

Bullock is “extremely” confident that Utah will host the 2030 or 2034 games.

“The entire Olympic movement (understands) how strong a bid we have,” he says. “I think will be rewarded with the opportunity to host the games.”

Listen to the full segment below.

Listen to Jeff Caplan’s Afternoon News on weekdays from 3 to 7 p.m.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.


Washington Capitals defenseman Steve Oleksy, right, lands a punch on Carolina Hurricanes left wing ...


NHL fighting is down across the league but not going anywhere

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has said fighting has a place in keeping down the temperature of games,

2 days ago

a hockey stick shown, utah may get a nhl stadium...

Adam Small

Utah lawmaker asks for $1 billion for an NHL stadium in Salt Lake City

To fund an NHL stadium in Utah, Salt Lake City's sales tax rate would go from 7.75% to 8.25% if the bill is approved.

8 days ago

Mecole Hardman Jr. #12 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with Patrick Mahomes #15 and after scor...

JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer

Super Bowl was most-watched program ever in the US, averaging 123.7 million viewers

Ranking companies say Kansas City's 25-22 overtime win over San Francisco averaged 123.7 million viewers across television and streaming platforms.

17 days ago

giant flag at super bowl while national anthem is sung...

Don Brinkerhoff

Giant flag displayed at Super Bowl LVIII was Utah-made

The flag displayed while Reba McEntire sung the national anthem at this year's Super Bowl was made by the Sandy, Utah company Colonial Flag.

17 days ago

This photo provided by Dunkin' shows Ben Affleck in a still from the company's 2024 Super Bowl NFL ...


Super Bowl ads keep it heavy on the celebrities, light on the politics

In typical Super Bowl fashion, an array of companies' adverts were adorned by stars — often with numerous celebrities.

18 days ago

NFL Super Bowl LVIII football logos are projected on the side of Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and...

Chris Isidore, CNN

Why the NFL went all in on sports gambling

Despite the Super Bowl being in Vegas, the NFL is still trying to keep the appearance of some distance between the sport and gaming.

19 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

front of the Butch Cassidy museum with a man in a cowboy hat standing in the doorway...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking Back: The History of Bear Lake

The history of Bear Lake is full of fascinating stories. At over 250,000 years old, the lake has seen generations of people visit its shores.

silhouette of a family looking over a lake with a bird in the top corner flying...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

8 Fun Activities To Do in Bear Lake Without Getting in the Water

Bear Lake offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy without having to get in the water. Catch 8 of our favorite activities.

Wellsville Mountains in the spring with a pond in the foreground...

Wasatch Property Management

Advantages of Renting Over Owning a Home

Renting allows you to enjoy luxury amenities and low maintenance without the long-term commitment and responsibilities of owning a home.

Clouds over a red rock vista in Hurricane, Utah...

Wasatch Property Management

Why Southern Utah is a Retirement Paradise

Retirement in southern Utah offers plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities. Find out all that this region has to offer.

Completed host questionnaire brings Utah closer to hosting another Olympics