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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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The U.S. Olympic team marches into Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City on February 8, 2002. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)

Salt Lake Olympic Bid Delegation to visit IOC in November

A delegation from the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games and United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee will travel in November to meet with the International Olympic Committee and talk over Salt Lake City’s bid to host the Olympic Winter Games in either 2030 or 2034. A small delegation will head to Lausanne on […]

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USOPC Talks Vaccine Mandate for Olympians, Salt Lake Winter Games Bid

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee officially announced it will mandate full vaccination for athletes, staff and anyone using USOPC training facilities by November 1 ahead of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. USOPC Chief Executive Officer Sarah Hirshland made the announcement on Friday morning after the organization’s board meeting, two days after […]

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Competitiors in the men's 5,000 meter event at the 1984 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles circle past the Olympic torch during the race on August 11, 1984. Los Angeles in 2028 will join London and Paris as the only three-time hosts of the Olympic Summer Games. (AP Photo, File)

An Olympic Impact on Sports Tourism:
The Legacy for U.S. Host Cities

With the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games having concluded in Tokyo, one of many questions about the Games’ legacy is whether the city will be able to benefit from having hosted two of the world’s biggest sporting events—including the second time for the Olympic Games. Without sports, Tokyo has more than enough to boast about […]

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Fraser Bullock: Salt Lake’s 2002 Olympic Legacy and Hopes for a Future Games

In only a few months, it will be the 20th anniversary of the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, one of only three destinations in the United States to have hosted the Winter Games. The 2002 Games was Utah’s introduction to the world and was held under high security with 9/11 having […]

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Photo: Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team

Four-time Olympian Catherine Raney-Norman Named Chair of Salt Lake City Olympic Bid Efforts

The Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games has named Catherine Raney-Norman, a four-time Olympic speedskater, as its chair as it looks to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games back to Utah for 2030 or 2034. Cindy Crane, who steered the group through its formative period, announced the changes following a June 9 governing […]

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The U.S. Olympic team marches into Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City on February 8, 2002. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)

Salt Lake City Organizes Olympic Bid Committee

Having hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games once before, Salt Lake City and the state of Utah have formed a joint committee “in preparation for a future Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.” Governor Gary Herbert and Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall jointly named members to the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games. […]

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Utah Olympic Park Plans Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

The Utah Olympic Park will expand the number of ski runs in Park City and renovate training facilities as part of an $11 million capital project with an eye toward Salt Lake City’s bid for a second Olympic Winter Games. As many as 10 new ski runs will be built over the next five years […]

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Salt Lake City to Host 2020 AMA Supercross Series Finale

The Monster Energy AMA Supercross series in 2020 will visit 17 stadiums and, for the first time in 23 years, have its season finale somewhere other than Las Vegas. The series will start January 4 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, and visit 14 states before the season finale on May 2 at Rice-Eccles Stadium […]

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