Just Say No!
We’re better off without the 2026 Olympics.
Study after study by independent academics has shown that Olympics do not create economic growth. At first, this seems counter-intuitive — what about all those events and Olympic tourists? It turns out they mostly displace economic activity that would otherwise have occurred. The number of visitors to London and Beijing actually decreased during the Games, as business travelers and tourists decided to stay away from those cities. Denver’s hotels are already at 80%+ capacity in the winter months — filling them with Olympic visitors will just push out others. Olympic boosters often cite the 1992 Barcelona Games for propelling that city to the international stage, but University of Chicago economist Allen Sanderson found no statistical difference between Barcelona’s growth and that of Madrid, which didn’t host the games.
The Olympics are not a good fit for ANY city
The Olympics are expensive, and Colorado taxpayers will be footing the bill. How much will the bill be? We don’t know but the Olympic Committee requires a BLANK CHECK by the host city.
The Blank Check
The International Olympic Committee asks host governments to guarantee that the Games will go on as planned in the bid documents, no matter the cost.
Financial Time Bomb
“There has never been an Olympic Games that has made a profit,” says Robert Barney, Professor at the University of Western Ontario and Olympics expert.
Negative Impact to Denver
Denver hotels have a sustainable, high occupancy rate already at 80%+. The number of visitors to London and Beijing actually decreased during the Games, as business travelers and tourists decided to stay away from those cities.
We say "NO" to the Olympics in Denver!Read the petition
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