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Olympic champion Ted Ligety pays visit to Utah youths

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(Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune) Olympic champion Ted Ligety balances on a ball as he visits 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.

THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

First published Jul 07 2014 06:00PM
Updated Jul 9, 2014 07:40AM

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 Association, the National Winter Sports Education Foundation and Park City Mountain Resort.

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