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Winter Olympics 2002 Remembered

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Nicksposts                                                                                                                                        by Nick                                                                                                                                       In February of 2002 the Olympics took place in Salt Lake City, Utah. Me and my wife Marlene did not attend the events for the 2002 Winter Olympics. However we did go downtown during the Olympics and did walk around  and went to Gallivan Plaza and we enjoyed the Olympic spirit, atmosphere and energy that was there. I remember watching the opening exercise ceremony of the Winter Olympics on tv and how exciting it was that the 2002 Winter Olympics were hosted in Utah. I remember that Salt Lake, the State of Utah made changes, upgrades to the infrastructure, community and roads to welcome the world to the 2002 Winter Olympics.  Many businesses/companies  did upgrades to their stores to look good when people were in town to visiting for the Olympics. Many things took place to prepare Salt Lake and Utah for the Olympics. It was a great event that took place at the time. I have many fond memories of the 2002 Winter Olympics.

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Ten Year Anniversary of 2002 Winter Olympic Games                           Posted by at Thursday, January 26, 2012                                                  February marks the ten year anniversary of the 2002 Winter Olympics held in Salt Lake City. What are some of your memories of ten years ago?! Leave a comment here and share your memories.                                         http://www.enjoyutah.org/2012/01/ten-year-anniversary-of-2002-winter.html

List of Olympic mascots                                                                                          The Olympic mascot(s) is(are) a character, usually an animal native to the     area or occasionally human figures, who represents the cultural heritage of the place where the Olympic and Paralympic Games are taking place.Since the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France the Olympic Games have had a mascot. The first major mascot in the Olympic Games was Misha in the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.Starting with the 2010 Vancouver mascots, the Olympic and Paralympic mascots have been presented together. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Olympic_mascots


2002 Winter Olympics: The Mascots
Posted by at Thursday, February 02, 2012                                          Most information taken from Utah.com.The Olympic Mascots were a fun part of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games here in Salt Lake City. The mascots were based on petroglyphs and stories from Native American legends here in Utah. Their stories reflect the Olympic motto of  Citius, Altius, Fortius, meaning Swifter, Higher, Stronger. “These animals appear as major characters in the myth and stories handed down for generations to modern day Native Americans, the descendants of the ancient artists who produced rock art,” said Dr. Laurel Casjens, Utah Museum of Natural History. “I am delighted that the committee has seen fit to honor the cultures who first inhabited Utah and the surrounding areas by using their symbols to represent the modern Olympics.” The mascots were unveiled at a ceremony at The Triad Center on May 15th, 1999, which marked one thousand days until the start of the games. Olympian Kristi Yamaguchi hosted the unveiling. Utah children suggested names for the mascots, and then put them to a vote. Their official names were unveiled at a BYU Football game on September 25th, 1999. http://www.enjoyutah.org/2012/02/2002-winter-olympics-mascots.html

 

Emblems and Mascots
The hare was swifter. The coyote reached higher places. The bear was strong and brave. Meet the mascots for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.     The three mascots were unveiled as part of a community celebration on May 15 as Native American Billy Daydodge narrated a story from Utah legend. The mascots and their stories are based on petroglyphs of animal images inspired by the interpretation of  Native American tradition, with their corresponding stories reflecting the Olympic motto of Citius, Altius, Fortius, meaning Swifter, Higher, Stronger. http://www.utah.com/olympics/emblem_mascots.htm

2002 Winter Olympics                                                                                               The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event that was celebrated in February 2002 in and around Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. Approximately 2,400 athletes from 77 nations participated in 78 events in fifteen disciplines, held throughout 165 sporting sessions. The 2002 Winter Olympics and the 2002 Paralympic Games were both organized by the Salt Lake Organizing Committee (SLOC).[1] Utah became the fifth state in the United States to host the Olympic Games, and the 2002 Winter Olympics are the most recent games to be held in the United States http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_Winter_Olympics

Author: nicksposts

I am a widower, single parent of 4 kids, I currently live here and Utah. I am originally from Washington State. I come from a family of seven kids. I love life,my family and my kids. I love adventure. I enjoy my kids and their activities. I love to travel and spend together as a family.I like to post information, ideas, or links that might help other people. Maybe tell a friend about my blog. And if you have information, ideas or a link to share please send a link my way. Thank you.

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