OLYMPIC - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/OLYMPIC News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Sun & skates: Solar parking to power Utah Olympic Oval http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198761-78/oval-utah-solar-kearns.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198761-78/oval-utah-solar-kearns.html.csp">Sun & skates: Solar parking to power Utah Olympic Oval</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T11:01:08.832-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 11:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kearns • The Utah Olympic Oval is going solar. With contributions from the private and public sectors, the oval-owning Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation will unveil plans Monday to install parking canopies in the facility’s south lot. These structures will be topped with solar panels that will generate enough electricity to cut the energy-devouring oval’s power bill by 20 percent — nearly $100,000 annually. And, in doing so, the foundation will establish an example of sustainable building practices...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58198761@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:01:08 MDT NOCs call for revision of Olympic bidding process http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58187484-77/olympic-bidding-games-ioc.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58187484-77/olympic-bidding-games-ioc.html.csp">NOCs call for revision of Olympic bidding process</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERIC WILLEMSEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T23:08:04.982-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 11:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vienna • The national Olympic committees of Austria, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland have joined forces to call for a thorough revision of the Olympic bidding process. In a joint paper released Tuesday, the four European NOCs asked the International Olympic Committee for “more support in bidding, more certainty in process, more partnership in risk, more flexibility in scale.” All four nations backtracked recently from bidding plans to host the 2022 Winter Olympics (Munich, Stockholm and St. Mori...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581874842014-07-15T23:08:04.982-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-15T23:08:04.982-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58187484@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 23:08:04 MDT Olympic champion Ted Ligety pays visit to Utah youths http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58156692-78/ligety-olympic-utah-champion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58156692-78/ligety-olympic-utah-champion.html.csp">Olympic champion Ted Ligety pays visit to Utah youths</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T07:40:21.361-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 07:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A batch of Utah youths enjoyed a golden opportunity Monday to meet an Olympic champion. Park City’s Ted Ligety, two-time Olympic gold medalist in alpine skiing, visited with kids attending a YMCA Summer Day Camp in Taylorsville. Ligety — who finished first in the giant slalom at the Sochi Winter Games in Russia last February and captured the combined crown at Torino, Italy, in 2006 — was among a group of partners supporting the YMCA of Northern Utah, along with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Assoc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58156692@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 07:40:21 MDT Olympics: Bach cites ‘great dynamism’ in Rio preparations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58165125-77/bach-rio-cup-preparations.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58165125-77/bach-rio-cup-preparations.html.csp">Olympics: Bach cites ‘great dynamism’ in Rio preparations</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN WILSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T23:28:15.212-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lausanne, Switzerland • Brazilian Olympic organizers are benefiting from the successful hosting of the World Cup and showing “great dynamism” to overcome the delays that have plagued the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, IOC President Thomas Bach said Wednesday. A day after Brazil’s humbling 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semifinals, Bach also said he is confident Brazilians will get over their “day of mourning” and fully embrace the first Olympics to be held in South America. Bach and the IOC...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581651252014-07-09T23:28:15.212-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-09T23:28:15.212-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58165125@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:28:15 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - July 7, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58158907-227/photo-staff-olympics-taylorsville.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58158907-227/photo-staff-olympics-taylorsville.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - July 7, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T22:46:01.846-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake TribuneChildren get to hold Olympic champion Ted Ligety's gold medal from the Sochi Oympics during his visit to the Taylorsville YMCA Summer Day Camp in Taylorsville, Utah Monday, July 7, 2014. This past winter the YMCA of Northern Utah partnered with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, National Winter Sports Education, Ted Ligety and Park City Mountain Resort to give youth in the YMCA programs a chance to learn how to ski. Read more</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58158907@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:46:01 MDT Gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg — you don’t know this bro http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58149586-77/kotsenburg-sage-snowboarding-gold.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58149586-77/kotsenburg-sage-snowboarding-gold.html.csp">Gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg — you don’t know this bro</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T14:18:26.41-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 02:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Park City • Having endorsed a “Totally Dope Refi Mortgage” offer on late-night television, Sage Kotsenburg is intently discussing his fascination with psychology. His lunch order includes no mention of extra “spoicy” or any of the other signature phrases that helped him become a subject of fascination in the wake of his Olympic gold medal performance. The one-dimensional caricature of a snowboarder simply won’t fit the person who’s engaged in this conversation, using words such as “intrigued” an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58149586@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 14:18:26 MDT Final 3: IOC set to keep 3 bids for 2022 Olympic Games http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58153853-77/ioc-olympic-games-bach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58153853-77/ioc-olympic-games-bach.html.csp">Final 3: IOC set to keep 3 bids for 2022 Olympic Games</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN WILSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T22:31:40.916-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 10:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Olympic leaders meet Monday to decide which cities make the cut in the race for the 2022 Winter Games. It should be an easy choice. After a series of voter rejections and city withdrawals, only three contenders are left standing — and the future of one remains uncertain. The International Olympic Committee executive board is expected to keep all three remaining candidates: Almaty, Kazakhstan; Beijing; and Oslo. Also on the agenda for the three-day meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, is an update o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581538532014-07-06T22:31:40.916-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-06T22:31:40.916-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58153853@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:31:40 MDT Olympics: Is Salt Lake ready to host another Olympic Games? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58138176-77/games-olympic-2002-olympics.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58138176-77/games-olympic-2002-olympics.html.csp">Olympics: Is Salt Lake ready to host another Olympic Games?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T22:50:11.668-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 10:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The rumble is one of anticipation. It still blares at the Utah Olympic Park, the sound of an approaching bobsled whipping turns around the same chutes that produced gilded moments on frigid nights in Park City more than 12 years ago. The same can be said a few miles southeast in the shadow of towering Mount Timpanogos, as cross-country skiers crowd the snowy lanes at Soldier Hollow, digging skis into the ground, pushing toward gaining momentum. Ditto for the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, which co...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58138176@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:50:11 MDT Olympic veteran calls it quits to care for his ailing wife http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58089510-78/hollow-soldier-peterson-olympic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58089510-78/hollow-soldier-peterson-olympic.html.csp">Olympic veteran calls it quits to care for his ailing wife</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T17:08:04.394-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 05:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Midway • Utah’s Olympic legacy owes as much to Howard Peterson as anyone. For the past 15 years, he has been the man behind Soldier Hollow, turning the cross-country skiing and biathlon competition venue at the 2002 Winter Olympics into a popular and profitable site for tubing and sheepdog trials — as well as elite athlete training. Before that, as a U.S. Skiing official, his insistence that an American city bidding for the Winter Games should have long-term training facilities helped persuade t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58089510@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:08:04 MDT IOC awards Japan TV rights in 4-games, $1b deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58089131-77/games-ioc-japan-rights.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58089131-77/games-ioc-japan-rights.html.csp">IOC awards Japan TV rights in 4-games, $1b deal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN WILSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T23:33:14.693-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • In another sign of the increasing Asian and Japanese financial influence in the Olympics, the IOC sold the Japanese broadcast rights through 2024 to a TV consortium on Thursday in an eight-year, four-games deal worth 110 billion yen ($1 billion). The agreement represents a 61 percent increase in rights fees from the previous eight-year period, and comes less than a week after Japanese tire manufacturer Bridgestone signed a $344 million deal with the IOC to become a global Olympic sponso...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580891312014-06-19T23:33:14.693-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-19T23:33:14.693-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58069124@www.sltrib.com Sat, 14 Jun 2014 22:07:31 MDT IOC to contribute to Munich massacre memorial http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58032018-77/ioc-memorial-munich-israeli.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58032018-77/ioc-memorial-munich-israeli.html.csp">IOC to contribute to Munich massacre memorial</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-05T23:27:31.845-06:00">Updated Jun 5, 2014 11:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Munich • The International Olympic Committee will contribute $250,000 toward a memorial for the victims of the attack on the Israeli team at the 1972 Munich Games. The Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reports the IOC, headed by the German Thomas Bach, pledged the contribution toward the $2.3 million project. The IOC confirmed the report when contacted by The Associated Press on Thursday. The German Olympic Sports Confederation has already pledged $27,000 for the project. Taxpayers will fund the re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580320182014-06-05T23:27:31.845-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-05T23:27:31.845-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58032018@www.sltrib.com Thu, 05 Jun 2014 23:27:31 MDT 2016 Summer Games: Work on Olympic golf course could be halted http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58010255-77/course-rio-golf-olympics.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58010255-77/course-rio-golf-olympics.html.csp">2016 Summer Games: Work on Olympic golf course could be halted</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Stephen Wade</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-31T21:36:00.652-06:00">Updated May 31, 2014 09:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rio de Janeiro • Like other delayed venues for the beleaguered Rio 2016 Olympics, work on the golf course has fallen behind schedule. But grass has been going down for several weeks at the course, which has created an upbeat mood as golf prepares to return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence. That changed Saturday when Rio organizers confirmed that a state prosecutor could halt work on the course unless the developer shows it is following environmental regulations and other requirements und...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580102552014-05-31T21:36:00.652-06:00" id="#license-2014-05-31T21:36:00.652-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58010255@www.sltrib.com Sat, 31 May 2014 21:36:00 MDT