OLYMPIC - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/OLYMPIC News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Athens Olympics leave crumbling legacy, 10 years later http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58292369-77/olympic-athens-olympics-games.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58292369-77/olympic-athens-olympics-games.html.csp">Athens Olympics leave crumbling legacy, 10 years later</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICHOLAS PAPHITIS and THEODORA TONGAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T22:42:23.793-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 10:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Athens, Greece • In an obscure corner of a park sits a forlorn reminder that, 10 years ago, Athens hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics. The crumbling miniature theater is inscribed with the words “glory, wealth, wisdom, victory, triumph, hero, labor” — and it is where visiting Olympic officials planted an olive sapling that would bear their names for posterity. Gallery: The fate of past Olympic venues Once a symbol of pomp, the marble theater is now an emblem of pointless waste in a venture that lef...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582923692014-08-13T22:42:23.793-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T22:42:23.793-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292369@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:42:23 MDT Editorial: Hoberman Arch still deserves its place in the sun http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58260232-82/arch-hoberman-olympic-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58260232-82/arch-hoberman-olympic-com.html.csp">Editorial: Hoberman Arch still deserves its place in the sun</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T16:33:08.31-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Anybody else have the image of the Olympic Hoberman Arch, which was being disassembled for storage the other day at its University of Utah home, being packed away in a crate in a giant warehouse, never to be seen again? You know, like the last scene in “Raiders of the Lost Ark”? It would really be too bad if something like that actually happened. But, right now, nobody has a firm plan for where the arch, which should be treated as a prized heirloom of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake ...</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> 58260232@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:33:08 MDT Salt Lake City caught off guard by gift of Hoberman Arch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58251431-90/arch-com-council-hoberman.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58251431-90/arch-com-council-hoberman.html.csp">Salt Lake City caught off guard by gift of Hoberman Arch</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By christopher smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T11:20:49.911-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 11:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City officials awakened Friday morning to a surprise gift — they now have their very own Hoberman Arch. “I saw that in the paper,” said City Councilman Kyle LaMalfa. “We didn’t know anything about it.” Mayor Ralph Becker’s spokesman Art Raymond conceded the news of the Olympic legacy artwork’s change of ownership caught the administration off guard, as well. “We don’t know where it’s going,” he said. “We’re talking to Public Services and the Arts Council.” One thing is sure, the Univer...</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> 58251431@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:20:49 MDT U. to move Hoberman Arch, transfer ownership to Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58248350-89/arch-com-hoberman-olympic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58248350-89/arch-com-hoberman-olympic.html.csp">U. to move Hoberman Arch, transfer ownership to Salt Lake City</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T17:33:09.013-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 05:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; Motorists passing Rice-Eccles Stadium on 500 South may have been alarmed to see part of Utah’s Olympic legacy being disassembled Thursday. Their eyes weren’t deceiving them: The Hoberman Arch is being moved, again. But indications are that the 36-feet-high, 72-feet-wide web of bent aluminium will be back on display, eventually. The University of Utah tweeted adieu to the structure Thursday evening: &lt;blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”&gt;&lt;p&gt;Bidding farewell to a...</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> 58248350@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:33:09 MDT 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