Reno preparing bid for 2022 Winter Olympics |

Reno preparing bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

RENO (AP) – Nevada boosters are working quietly behind the scenes to capture another Winter Olympics.

The chairman of Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, says the group is “very serious” about preparing a bid for the 2022 Winter Games.

Krolicki says winning the games would boost Reno’s economy for years before and after the games.

Nearby Squaw Valley USA held the 1960 Winter Olympics.

The ski resort’s president, Andy Wirth, says he’s enthusiastic about bidding for another chance.

Nevada officials say they’d probably have to use taxpayer revenue to bankroll facilities but believe Olympic profits could make the state whole in the end.

Olympic cities keep the lion’s share of ticket sales.