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Lindsey Vonn Celebrates Her Part in Potentially Securing 2034 Olympics in Utah: 'We Are Almost There Guys!'

"My first Games were in Salt Lake 2002 and it is such a full circle moment to be a part of this incredible campaign," shared the three-time Olympic gold medalist

<p>Getty; Taylor Hill/FilmMagic</p> Lindsey Vonn and Olympics logo

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Lindsey Vonn and Olympics logo

Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn is celebrating the Olympics' potential return to Salt Lake City.

Vonn, 39, shared the news that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has cleared Utah's capital as a “preferred host” for the 2034 Winter Olympics on Wednesday.

“As Chair of Athlete Experience, it’s an honor and privilege to be a part of this Olympic bid,” the three-time Olympic gold medalist wrote Instagram. “My first Games were in Salt Lake 2002 and it is such a full circle moment to be a part of this incredible campaign. We are almost there guys! 🙏🏻💪🏻🇺🇸.”

The eight-time World Cup champion included a series of photos celebrating the recent “milestone,” including snapshots from the 2002 Olympics. Along with a headshot from her first games, she shared a couple of action shots of her skiing throughout the years.

<p>lindsey vonn/ Instagram</p> Lindsey Vonn

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Lindsey Vonn

Vonn also included a collage of photos from her experiences at the 2002 games, 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, the 2010 games in Vancouver and the 2018 games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

In addition to taking her followers down memory lane, Vonn also shared a couple of photos alongside members of the IOC.

<p>Lindsey Vonn/ Instagram</p> Lindsey Vonn with the International Olympic Committee

Lindsey Vonn/ Instagram

Lindsey Vonn with the International Olympic Committee

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The IOC said the French Alps are also being considered to host the 2034 games.

The committee announced that the IOC's Executive Board and Future Host Commission invited the French National Olympic Committee (CNOSF) and the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) for a conversation regarding hosting possibilities on Wednesday.

The IOC also announced that the “Executive Board decided to grant the non-edition-specific project, Switzerland 203x, a special status by inviting it into ‘Privileged Dialogue’ for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2038.”

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If Salt Lake City is granted the hosting duties, it will become the second U.S. city to host two Winter Olympics. The only U.S. city to host two Winter Games is Lake Placid, New York, which hosted in 1932 and 1980.

Lake Placid and Los Angeles are the only U.S. cities to have hosted any Olympics twice. Los Angeles will host its third Summer Olympic Games in 2028, after the first hosting in 1932 and in 1984.

<p>Danny Gohlke/Bongarts/Getty</p> Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002

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Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002

The U.S. has previously hosted eight Olympic Games. St. Louis and Atlanta hosted the Summer Games in 1904 and 1996, respectively. Squaw Valley, California hosted the 1960 Winter Games.

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