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The U.S. delegation walks into Rice-Eccles Stadium during the Opening Ceremony for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. AP File Photo

2034 Winter Games Bid More Likely for Salt Lake City, Says USOPC

Salt Lake City’s hopes for another Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games may be delayed to 2034, the chair of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee hinted this week, because of a mix of commercial and political reasons beyond the bid group’s control. Susanne Lyons told The Associated Press on Thursday “if we have a preference, […]

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How Utah Capitalized on Beijing’s Olympic Spectator Ban

When Beijing’s organizers decided to ban foreign spectators from attending the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, it shone an even brighter spotlight on a previous host — with many hoping that it can repeat those hosting duties in the future. Families have descended for watch parties every night in Park City, Utah, where the […]

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University of Utah Unveils Olympic and Paralympic Cauldron Plaza

The University of Utah has unveiled the newly completed Olympic and Paralympic Cauldron Plaza at Rice-Eccles Stadium as President Taylor Randall along with local, state and Utah Olympic and Paralympic dignitaries led the effort to commemorate the historic Salt Lake 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. “Today’s unveiling of the Olympic and Paralympic Cauldron Plaza […]

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IOC Will Not Require Vaccines at Olympics, But Outlines First Requirements for Stakeholders

The International Olympic Committee will not require vaccines for athletes, media and other accredited officials traveling to the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games but has begun to outline how those groups will be tested and monitored for COVID-19 during the events in Tokyo. The IOC and Tokyo 2020 have released the first of four “playbooks” […]

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