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(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.

(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 Feb. 8, 2022. U.S. Olympic officials say they support Salt Lake's bid to host another games despite having some concerns about the state's new transgender sports law.

U.S. Olympic Committee supports Salt Lake’s bid, despite concerns about Utah’s transgender sports bill

By Aaron Falk | March 31, 2022, 9:06 p.m.

(Utah Ski Archives) Suzy Harris Rytting, the 1948 national downhill slalom combined champion, prepares to race for the Harriman Cup at Sun Valley, Idaho in 1949. Rytting was a member of the first USA women's team recognized by FIS and was named to the 1952 Olympics. She was removed from the team weeks before the Games after discovering she was pregnant. Rytting died Feb. 28, 2022 at the age of 92.

‘She was a spunky lady’: Olympian Suzy Harris Rytting laid the tracks for a better world for female skiers

By Julie Jag | March 20, 2022, 3:41 a.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.

Nathan Chen, fresh off Olympic gold, won’t defend his Figure Skating World Championships title

By Julie Jag | March 16, 2022, 5:24 p.m.

Joe Kusumoto, US Ski & Snowboard/contributed
Tyler Burdick of Salt Lake City competes in a Para snowboarding event at Copper Mountain. Burdick, whose feet were injured when bomb exploded under his truck when he was serving with a Marines troop in Afghanistan in 2010, competed in snowboardcross as a standing athlete in the 2014 Paralympics. He returns to the Winter Games in Beijing as a below-the-knee amputee and will compete in men's banked slalom in the SB-LL1 class.

A bomb, a big decision and bond: Tyler Burdick’s military career ended, and his snowboarding career began, with an explosion

By Julie Jag | March 12, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Jaelin Kauf (USA) competes in women's moguls qualification at the Zhangjiakou Genting Snow Park during the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022.

With Tahoe short on snow, a Utah ski resort has stepped up to host U.S. championships on late notice

By Julie Jag | March 10, 2022, 1:22 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) USA’s Novie McCabe, right, competes in the cross-country skiing women’s 4 x 5km relay at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Zhangjiakou, China, on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022. McCabe is part of a University of Utah ski team looking to repeat as national champs this week.

How good is the University of Utah’s ski team? Being an Olympian isn’t enough to make the cut

By Julie Jag | March 10, 2022, 6:24 p.m.

(Andy Wong | AP) Danelle Umstead and Tyler Carter of the United States carry the flag as they arrive for the opening ceremony at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Friday, March 4, 2022, in Beijing.

A Park City native is a Team USA flagbearer at the Beijing Paralympics

By Julie Jag | March 4, 2022, 5:47 p.m.

(National Ability Center) Andrew Haraghey is looking for a chance to medal at the Paralympic Games in Beijing, which begin this week. The Salt Lake native Haraghey has been racing for more than a decade and trains at the National Ability Center in Park City.

Athletes with Utah roots compete in Winter Paralympic Games

By Matt Didisheim | AMPLIFY Utah | March 5, 2022, 5:14 a.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nathan Chen performs his routine in the figure skating men's free skate program at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in Beijing, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022.

A cardboard Great Wall and a McNuggets robot: Olympics Beijing wasn’t the real China

By Julie Jag | February 27, 2022, 10:23 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.

At Olympic’s close, Salt Lake’s Nathan Chen helps say goodbye to the Beijing Games

By Julie Jag | February 21, 2022, 12:25 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The closing ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022.

Team USA can thank Utah for most of its Olympic medals in Beijing

By Julie Jag | February 20, 2022, 10:17 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Bronze medalist Elana Meyers Taylor, center, embraces German gold medalist Deborah Levi after the 2-woman bobsled at the 2022 Winter Olympics in the Yanqing district of Beijing on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. At right is Sylvia Hoffman.

Team USA’s Elana Meyers Taylor wins another bobsled medal. Utah’s Kaysha Love just misses out.

By Julie Jag | February 19, 2022, 3:51 p.m.