@techskater - REALLY!!!
(Loves a juicy morsel of gossip...)
I have also heard the Pittsburgh and Chicago rumor too. But I can tell you that I did talk to someone who is from Pittsburgh and his response to that is "news to me..."
Why isn't Lake Placid bidding? Are they assuming that they're get it anyway since it IS every four years now...
Last I've heard was a couple of years ago and that they're strapped for money b/c the State of New York is limiting or even eliminating funding for the Olympics Center, but to my knowledge, the center is STILL open and operational. That said, given the expense, I am likely NOT able to make Lake Placid if it's in 2012 anyway. Chicago and Detroit is likely a GO
though. Don't know about Colorado Springs or Pittsburgh though. (I didn't do research on those two cities for airfares and hotel cost.)
Meh, trying not to think too much ahead. The last time I thought ahead for AN, I lost not one but TWO jobs within that same skating season and was UNEMPLOYED during the time I was competing (already paid for it, so no backing out!!!) Just don't want to get my hopes up too high. Anything can happen...