Even though the Olympics are all about competition, they are also supposed to bring people together. People from all over the world, people who otherwise would never meet one another, or ever leave their home countries, come together in Olympic villages and venues and represent the best that every nation has to offer.
So it is with those who organize each Olympiad. And so it seems that plans for Salt Lake City and Utah to host the Winter Games of 2026 got off to a good start Monday.
That's when the report of the ad hoc Olympic Exploratory Committee was not only received, but enthusiastically endorsed, by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker. The committee's report was a thorough going-over of the task that would be before those making a Utah Olympic bid, first to secure the games, and then to mount them, at least as successfully as was done with the Salt Lake City Winter Games in 2002.