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(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Youth hockey teams practice on the ice at the Utah Olympic Oval, Nov. 16, 2021. Hockey is just one of many sports to discover at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns.

6 sports to try at the Utah Olympic Oval — and you need not be an Olympian to play

By Alixel Cabrera | November 27, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Mark Schiefelbein | AP) Visitors take photos of a statue of figure skaters with the Olympic rings at a park near the headquarters of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (BOCOG) in Beijing, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. President Joe Biden said this week that his administration is considering a diplomatic boycott of the winter Olympics.

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney wants U.S. athletes at the Olympics, pushes for a ‘diplomatic boycott’ of the Beijing games instead

By Julie Jag | November 19, 2021, 3:44 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | Tribune file photo) Fireworks explode over Rice-Eccles Stadium during the Closing Ceremony for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Organizers of the group seeking to bring the Olympics back in 2030 or 2034 say improvements like the expansion of Rice-Eccles Stadium that was completed this year puts Salt Lake in good shape venue-wise.

Will Salt Lake need new Olympic venues? Organizers weigh in

By Julie Jag | October 5, 2021, 11:15 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Ukraine's Dmitri Dmitrenko skates during the Men's Free Skate Thursday at the Salt Lake Ice Center during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Salt Lake’s desire to host an Olympics is ‘very clear’ to IOC, but no formal bid has been made yet

By Julie Jag | September 24, 2021, 8:01 p.m.

(Jeff Roberson | AP) Members of the U.S. Women's Olympic Gymnastic Team, from left, Simone Biles, Suni Lee, Jordan Chiles, and Grace McCallum plus individual members MyKayla Skinner and Jade Carey are announced after the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials Sunday, June 27, 2021, in St. Louis.

MyKayla Skinner, Grace McCallum on opposite ends of Utes gymnastics spectrum

By Julie Jag | September 22, 2021, 9:31 p.m.

(AP Photo | Charlie Riedel, File) In this Feb. 10, 2018, file photo, a worker grooms the snow after installing a set of Olympic Rings on the ski jump hill at the 2018 Winter Olympics at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Center in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Ukraine wants to enter formal talks about hosting the Winter Olympics, the IOC said Monday.

Like Utah, Ukraine wants to prepare a bid to host a Winter Olympics

By The Associated Press | September 13, 2021, 6:31 p.m.

Hunter Woodhall, who grew up in Syracuse, Utah, celebrates after finishing third during the men's T62 400-meter final at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Hunter Woodhall among three Utah medalists at Tokyo Paralympics

By Julie Jag | September 4, 2021, 7:41 p.m.

(Eugene Hoshiko | AP) United States' Hunter Woodhall, third from right, competes during the men's 100m T64 heats in the 2020 Paralympics at the National Stadium in Tokyo, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021.

Utah TikTok star and sprinter Hunter Woodhall presses pause for Paralympics

By Julie Jag | September 2, 2021, 4:05 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rayssa Leal of Brazil acknowledges the crowd as she competes in Street League Skateboarding Championship Tour at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021.

Skateboarding sensation Rayssa Leal, 13, sparkles in Street League’s Salt Lake City debut

By Julie Jag | August 29, 2021, 9:37 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Shelby Jensen of Salt Lake City will be competing in wheelchair fencing — saber, epee and foil — in the Paralympics in Tokyo. She is ranked No. 1 in saber in the USA and No. 2 in the other two. She can stand but uses a wheelchair after having a stroke when she was 7.

Meet the fierce Utah Paralympians who are in Tokyo right now, ready to compete for the gold

By Julie Jag | August 26, 2021, 2:23 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Shelby Jensen, who was partially paralyzed on her right side following a stroke at the age of 7, talks about some of her signature moves recently. Jensen of Salt Lake City will be competing in wheelchair fencing — saber, epee and foil — in the Paralympics in Tokyo. She is ranked No. 1 in saber in the USA and No. 2 in the other two. She can stand but uses a wheelchair after having a stroke when she was 7.

Where to find adaptive sports in Salt Lake City

By Julie Jag | August 29, 2021, 10:47 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) "The boulders [at Gate Buttress] are some of the best boulders in the canyon, challenging and technical and they are truly irreplaceable," said Olympian silver medalist, Nathaniel Coleman who bouldered with Mitch Henderson, left, on Monday. Rock climbers and opponents of the Department of Transportation's (UDOT) proposal of constructing a gondola and additional travel lanes in Little Cottonwood Canyon held a press conference Aug. 23, 2021 at Gate Buttress Boulder to propose less destructive options.

Olympic climber Nathaniel Coleman joins fight against Little Cottonwood gondola, construction

By Julie Jag | August 24, 2021, 1:06 a.m.

Inspired by the Olympic athletes? Keep the flame burning with a new skill.

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | August 12, 2021, 6:38 p.m.

(Gregory Bull | AP) Grace McCallum, of the United States, performs on the vault during the artistic gymnastics women's final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo.

USA gymnast Grace McCallum hears Red Rocks, Utah calling after winning silver in Tokyo

By Julie Jag | August 9, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Family and friends cheer as USA swimming Rhyan White places fourth in the 200-meter backstroke at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Friday, July 30, 2021.

As Tokyo Olympics close, here’s what Utahns might have missed

By Julie Jag | August 8, 2021, 10:17 p.m.

(Frank Augstein | The Associated Press) Players from the United States react after defeating Brazil to win the gold medal in women's volleyball at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

USA volleyball’s first Olympic gold medal has a distinctly Utah flavor

By Julie Jag | August 8, 2021, 7:59 p.m.

(Gregory Bull | AP) Simone Biles, of the United States, waits for her turn to perform during the artistic gymnastics women's final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo.

The big Olympic letdown: Simone Biles shined a light on mental health issues in Tokyo, but what happens afterward?

By Julie Jag | August 9, 2021, 2:11 a.m.

(Eric Gay | AP) Australia's Joe Ingles (7) reacts after a basket against Slovenia during the men's bronze medal basketball game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

Joe Ingles wins bronze, as Australia captures elusive Olympic medal in men’s hoops

By Brian Mahoney | The Associated Press | August 7, 2021, 4:11 p.m.

(Charlie Neibergall | AP) United States' Kevin Durant (7) drives around France's Rudy Gobert (27) during men's basketball gold medal game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Saitama, Japan.

Team USA basketball beats France 87-82 for Tokyo title

By Tim Reynolds | The Associated Press | August 7, 2021, 2:01 p.m.

(USA Baseball)
Eddy Alvarez competes for the USA Baseball team in a qualifying tournament. Alvarez, who competed for Salt Lake City Community College in 2011, has been named a flag bearer for the USA contingent in the opening ceremony in Tokyo as he prepares to compete in his second Olympics. He won a silver medal in short-track speedskating in 2014 and, guaranteed a medal in baseball, will become one of just six athletes in history to win medals in both the Summer and Winter Games.

Eddy Alvarez will become one of just six Olympians to win a medal in the Summer and Winter Games

By Julie Jag | August 6, 2021, 11:34 p.m.