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Colorado and 1976 Winter Olympics #461782

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 09, 1972
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(Studio) Colorado voters vote motto fund winter Olympics there in 1976: State committee had already accepted official invitation.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Evergreen, Colorado) Colorado appears to be perfect site for games, in year of states 100th birthday, and nation's. 200th. Voters reject funding. (Denver, Colorado) Colorado Olympic organization committee meets to formally withdraw from games. 3 Olympic boosters file suit to stop withdrawal, hoping to raise private money. (Denver Olympic committee Carl DITEMPLE - thought Olympics had Colorado voter support.] [Olympic opposition group, John PARR - says committee suggested spending millions and Colorado voters wanted tax money spent in better ways. (Grenoble, France) Property taxes increase to cover costs of `68 Olympics, but city bids to be `72 site. (Denver, Colorado) Salt Lake City, UT, Lake Placid, New York, considered.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

Briggs, Fred;
Chancellor, John

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