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Parents > United States > Colorado > Colorado Initiatives > 1972 Initiatives > Olympic Winter Games Bond
OfficeReferendum
Type Referendum
Filing Deadline June 00, 1972 - 12:00am Central
Polls Open November 07, 1972 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 07, 1972 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start January 13, 1973 - 12:00pm
Term End January 03, 9999 - 12:00pm
Turnout 39.16% Total Population
ContributorThe Sunset Provision
Last ModifiedJason June 14, 2012 10:53pm
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Description Denver, Colorado was awarded the 1976 Olympic Winter Games in May 1970. Two years later in November 1972, state voters were asked to approve a $5 million bond to finance the games. The proposed bond was rejected, thus forcing Denver to decline hosting the games which were later awarded to Innsbruck, Austria.


An Act to Amend Art. 10 and 11 to prohibit the state from levying taxes and appropriating or loaning funds for the purpose of aiding or furthering the 1976 Winter Olympic Games.


Initiated 72: Entire section was added, effective upon proclamation of the Governor, January 11, 1973, but does not appear in the session laws. L. 90: Entire section amended, p. 1861, effective upon proclamation of the Governor, L. 91, p. 2033, January 3, 1991.
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Jun 14, 2016 07:00pm News How a Citizen Revolt Snuffed the 1976 Denver Winter Olympics  Article BrentinCO 

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