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Let the Games begin — again!

Published February 15, 2012 8:44 am

Olympic anniversary • A full day of 2002 Winter Games anniversary events awaits this coming Saturday.
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Salt Lake City's look back on the glory days of the 2002 Winter Games reaches its climax Saturday, Feb. 18, with even Mitt Romney taking time out from his presidential aspirations for a chance to celebrate.

Tickets for A Tribute to Salt Lake 2002, with skating performances from Olympic gold medalists, begin at $20.

But a full day of free commemorative events will take place at The Gateway beginning at 10 a.m., with winter Olympic athletes taking part in interactive winter sport demonstrations and commemorative exhibits.

The 2002 Winter Olympic Children's Choir — now known as the One Voice Children's Choir — will perform 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m. on the steps of the fountain at Olympic Legacy Plaza. Choir members will reunite under the direction of Masa Fukuda to perform hits from its Light Up the Land Olympic commemorative CD. The Sport Festival will also host the United States Olympic Committee's "Road to London" Tour for the upcoming Summer Games.

At 7 p.m., you can Olympic watch ice skaters Sarah Hughes, David Pelletier and Jamie Sale and other top skaters pull out all the performing stops from the Stars On Ice Tour. Political boosters, meanwhile, will thrill to the sounds of Romney boasting of his managerial achievements 10 years after the fact as leader of "Team 2002." —

Saluting Salt Lake 2002

When • 10-year anniversary Olympic sports festival begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. A Tribute to Salt Lake begins at 7 p.m.

Where • The Olympic sports festival will be held at The Gateway, 400 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City; A Tribute to Salt Lake 2002, featuring skaters from the Stars on Ice tour, will be at the Energy Solutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City.

Info • The festival is free and open to the public. Tickets for the ice-skating show start at $20; at smithstix.com or by phone at 801-355-SEAT.

Also • Check facebook.com/nowsaltlake for daily ticket giveaways.