LAKE TAHOE (CBS/AP) – A group of California business and political leaders has formed an exploratory committee to look into bringing the Winter Olympics to the state.

The California Winter Games Committee will work to determine the feasibility of hosting the games in the Lake Tahoe region and other parts of the state. The group will work with Nevada’s Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition on a unified effort to bring the Olympics to the Lake Tahoe region.

The earliest Olympics the group could bid for would be the 2022 Olympics. The Winter Olympics were last in the United States in 2002 in Salt Lake City and last in California in 1960 at Squaw Valley.

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