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(Issei Kato | Pool) Haruyuki Takahashi, executive board member of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games attends the Tokyo 2020 Executive Board Meeting in Tokyo on March 30, 2020. Criminal allegations against a former Tokyo Olympic organizing committee board member widened Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, as Japanese prosecutors “re-arrested” Takahashi in suspected payments from a publisher that became a sponsor for the Games.

Scandal in Japan could bring the Winter Olympics to Utah earlier than expected

By Julie Jag | September 8, 2022, 7:20 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Iconic skateboarder Tony Hawk returns to the ramp to skate in public for the first, and possibly last, time since breaking his femur in March as he enters the “Legends Demo” at his Tony Hawk Vert Alert big-air skateboarding competition at the Utah Sate Fairpark on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022.

At Vert Alert, Tony Hawk keeps his promise and gets back on ramp

By Julie Jag | August 27, 2022, 4:15 a.m.

(Terje Bendiksby/NTB via AP, File) Norway's Marius Lindvik competes during the World Cup ski jumping in Vikersundbakken, Norway, Saturday March 12, 2022. Ski jumping governing bodies from the United States and Norway have forged an unprecedented partnership.

U.S. and Norway forge unprecedented ski jumping partnership

By Larry Lage | The Associated Press | August 24, 2022, 3:43 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Skate legend Tony Hawk delights the crowd with an invert as he joins other pro skaters for a community skate during a first look of the new Vans - Utah Sports Commission Skatepark at the Utah State Fairpark on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Hawk, who broke his leg in March, has promised to return to the ramp for the 'Legends Demo' portion of the Tony Hawk Vert Alert that will come to the Fairpark on Aug. 26-27, 2022.

Tony Hawk says Utah event too important to miss, but his return to the ramp is ‘a little scary’

By Julie Jag | August 24, 2022, 12:30 p.m.

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The Daily Buzz: Why a Utah teen treatment program will keep its license after a girl’s death

By Palak Jayswal | August 19, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Heavy machinery works on the Utah Olympic Park expansion, on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. The park has received a $5-million donation to build new ski runs in hopes they might one day be used in a future Olympics.

‘Biggest donation’ pays for new ski runs at Utah Olympic Park, diversity effort

By Julie Jag | August 19, 2022, 2:55 p.m.

(Juma Entertainment) Rob Mariano, Nathan Chen and Sabrina Soto are at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex in Friday's episode of "Secret Celebrity Renovation."

Scott D. Pierce: Gold medalist Nathan Chen returns to SLC to give back to the rink that was his second home

By Scott D. Pierce | August 10, 2022, 6:50 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace tries ski jumping for the first time at the Utah Olympic Park on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. The US Ski & Snowboard team hosted several professional drivers for a bobsled run, an aerials demonstration and a workout at the training center.

Can a NASCAR driver steer a bobsled? Bubba Wallace and Denny Hamlin find out in Utah.

By Julie Jag | July 14, 2022, 3:44 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) People gather near the Olympic cauldron before it is lit up on the 20-year anniversary of the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Opening Ceremony at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022.

Why Utah’s Olympic bid has been refocused on 2034

By Julie Jag | June 26, 2022, 5:37 a.m.

(Alessandra Tarantino | AP) Gold medalist China's Eileen Gu celebrates during a medal ceremony for the women's freestyle skiing halfpipe competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. Gu, the California-born athlete who won two gold medals for China in freestyle skiing at the recent Beijing Olympics, has signed on to work for Salt Lake City's bid for the 2030 or 2034 Winter Olympics.

Chinese Olympian Eileen Gu is working for a Salt Lake Games bid. A controversial or inspired choice?

By Stephen Wade | The Associated Press | June 8, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

Lindsey Vonn poses with her career's medals in the finish area after the women's downhill race at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.  Vonn, a Park City resident and the most decorated female skier in the world, will travel with a delegation from the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games to IOC headquarters in Switzerland to lobby for the 2030 Olympics to be held in Utah. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)

Utah Olympic organizers bringing in secret weapon to convince IOC to award them the 2030 Winter Games

By Julie Jag | June 3, 2022, 4:35 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Mitt Romney tries his hand at curling during a visit to the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Friday, May 27, 2022.

Mitt Romney discusses guns, curling, climbing and Utah’s shot at the 2030 Olympics

By Julie Jag | May 30, 2022, 4:15 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Polina Putintseva practices with the Ukraine curling team at the Utah Olympic Oval, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Utah and Vancouver are the two former Olympic sites still using 100% of their venues. Both hope that's enough to move them up to the "targeted dialog" stage with the IOC ahead of next May's vote on the 2030 Winter Games host.

The Olympic countdown is on, but when will SLC know if it’ll be picked to host?

By Julie Jag | May 24, 2022, 9:32 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Yaroslav Shchur practices with the Ukraine curling team at the Utah Olympic Oval, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

Here’s what Utah officials are doing for dozens of Ukrainian athletes seeking refuge from war

By Julie Jag | May 19, 2022, 10:51 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Nathan Chen competes in the figure skating men’s short program at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022.

Why figure skater Nathan Chen believes Utah should host another Olympics

By Julie Jag | May 18, 2022, 8:31 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Nathan Chen performs in the figure skating exhibition gala at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022.

Gov. Spencer Cox to declare Nathan Chen Day ahead of Stars on Ice tour’s Salt Lake City stop

By Julie Jag | May 17, 2022, 6:06 p.m.

(Eugene Hoshiko | AP) The Webb Ellis Cup on display ahead of a 2019 Rugby World Cup game between Argentina and the United States in Kumagaya City, Japan, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019.

When the U.S. hosts its first Rugby World Cups, Utah stands to be a major beneficiary

By Julie Jag | May 17, 2022, 4:38 p.m.

Chicago Red Stars' Bianca St. Georges, right, battles with Washington Spirit forward Ashley Hatch (33) during the first half of an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer match at Zions Bank Stadium, Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

U.S. women’s soccer team coming to Utah for World Cup, Olympic qualifying tune-up

By Julie Jag | April 21, 2022, 3:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Skate legend Tony Hawk delights the crowd with an invert as he joins other pro skaters for a community skate during a first look of the new Vans - Utah Sports Commission Skatepark at the Utah State Fairpark on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. The skatepark has a street course, but Hawk brought his inaugural Vert Alert halfpipe event to the Fairpark last year and plans to return in August 2022.

Tony Hawk and his Vert Alert to return to Salt Lake City with an eye toward the Olympics

By Julie Jag | April 23, 2022, 4:06 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Jim Brown has been working to bring the rugby world cup to the USA. Brown was pictured on the rugby field in Park City on Tuesday, March 22, 2022.

This Park City man helped bring the FIFA World Cup back to the USA. Now he wants to do the same for rugby.

By Julie Jag | May 9, 2022, 2:13 p.m.