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Lake Tahoe has stringent guidelines for any kind of development, and a special regional planning board that includes members from California and Nevada. Restrictions on development could pose a challenge for expanding Olympic venues unless the issue is addressed early.
"We can't do this without the environment being front of mind for us," Newsom said in a statement.
Andy Wirth, president and chief executive of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings LLC, which operates Squaw and neighboring Alpine Meadows, will be the committee's interim chairman.
The U.S. Olympic Committee has to decide by 2013 whether to submit a formal bid and promote a single nominee for 2022.
Officials have said the committee will not bid for any Games until it agrees on a new revenue-sharing deal with the International Olympic Committee. The U.S. lost bids for the 2012 games in New York and 2016 games in Chicago.
Negotiations aimed at resolving the dispute over the U.S. share of Olympic television and marketing revenues began more than a year ago. The IOC believes the American cut is excessive and should be redistributed. Under the current deal, the USOC receives a 20 percent share of global sponsorship revenue and a 12.7 percent share of U.S. broadcast rights deals. Any new formula would go into effect after 2020.
A decision about 2022 likely will not come until July 2015, giving the states a lot of time to prepare a compelling bid.
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