From Gathering Place to Visitor's Center: Power, Politics, And Salt Lake City's Olympic Legacy Park (Salt Lake City, Utah) (Case Study) - Olympika: The International Journal of Olympic Studies

From Gathering Place to Visitor's Center: Power, Politics, And Salt Lake City's Olympic Legacy Park (Salt Lake City, Utah) (Case Study)

By Olympika: The International Journal of Olympic Studies

  • Release Date - Published: 2010-01-01
  • Book Genre: Sports & Outdoors
  • Author: Olympika: The International Journal of Olympic Studies
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"Reality is a bitch. It's all about vision, a gift and this big wooden horse waiting outside the gate." --Salt Lake City Weekly, 18 July 2002. While it is the Games themselves that first attracts and then sustains our attention, the aftermath--the legacies--reveal much about the planning and preparation for the Games, the communities that host them, and the Olympic organizers' commitment to historical memory. The Salt Lake Bid Committee and its successor, the Salt Lake Organizing Committee (SLOC), understood that it was indefensible, unconscionable really, to expend massive amounts of time, energy and, especially, financial resources simply to host two weeks of athletic frolic on snow and ice while fundamental human needs--housing, education, social services, health care--were chronically underfunded. Hosting the Games must provide the community with a residual pay-off of lasting value, a tradition kept by virtually every Olympics since 1896. (3)

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