Anchorage’s Olympic Dream

Olympic stadium planned for Anchorage's 1992 bid to host the games.
Olympic stadium planned for Anchorage’s 1992 bid to host the games.

In the 1980s, Anchorage made bids to host the winter Olympics. Remember Salt Lake City? That could have been us. Now the idea is back. On the next Hometown Alaska, we’ll talk about whether Anchorage should be an Olympic city, and what was learned last time we tried. Join us with your questions, memories and opinions. Should we bid for 2026?



  • Dan Sullivan, Mayor of Anchorage
  • Rick Mystrom, former Mayor of Anchorage and Olympics bid chairman


  • Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752  (statewide) during the live broadcast (2:00 – 3:00pm)
  • Send e-mail to before, during or after the live broadcast (e-mails may be read on air)
  • Post your comment or question below (comments may be read on air)

HOST: Charles Wohlforth

LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, January 29, 2014. 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Alaska time)

REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, January 29, 2014. 9:00 – 10:00 pm (Alaska time)

SUBSCRIBE: Get Hometown, Alaska updates automatically — via emailRSS orpodcasts


Listen Now

cwohlforth (at) alaskapublic (dot) org | About Charles

Previous articleDon’t Look Now, Your Behavior is Showing!
Next articleCantwell Urges White House To Stop Alaska Pebble Mine Project, Protect Fishermen