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Anchorage considers bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

June 25, 2013

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s largest city began considering Tuesday whether to mount another bid for the Winter Olympics after narrowly losing efforts to host the 1992 and 1994 games.

A 23-member exploratory committee, which includes four Alaska Olympians, met for the first time to delve into the finances and mechanics of pursuing the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Among the members was cross-country skier Holly Brooks, who texted into the meeting while training on a glacier.

After losing its first bid for the 1992 games to Albertville, France, Anchorage came in third for the ’94 games, held in Lillehammer, Norway.

The most recent Winter Olympics held in the U.S. were staged in Salt Lake City in 2002.

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