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2002 Olympic commemorations stir fond memories for many Utahns

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  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 20, 2012 11:55 a.m.

    'Those of us who were there were thrilled by the skill and talents of the skaters. We marveled at their abilities. Luckily for us those who wanted to pout over the cost of the Olympic Games stayed home .... and missed an incredible performance.' - Rifleman | 5:13 p.m. Feb. 19, 2012

    And we STILL paid $1.3 billion in tax dollars Rifleman.

    Seems kind of a double standard now...

    when Republicans are against ear marks.

    Dosen't it?

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Feb. 19, 2012 5:13 p.m.

    Those of us who were there were thrilled by the skill and talents of the skaters. We marveled at their abilities. Luckily for us those who wanted to pout over the cost of the Olympic Games stayed home .... and missed an incredible performance.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 18, 2012 4:22 p.m.

    Olympic festival stirs fond memories of 2002 Winter Games.... Part of title

    You know what I remember most?

    The dollar amount.

    ** Cost to Host Olympic Games Skyrockets By By Julia Campbell ABC News Sept 25.

    The $1.3 billion in federal spending is more than double the amount of federal funds â$609 millionâ that supported the 1996 summer Olympics in Atlanta. (sic)

    âI think it is a disgrace,â said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who, along with U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., asked the government agency to investigate the escalating expenditures for hosting the Olympic games in American cities.âBut this is a logical extension of what you get when you start pork-barrel spending." Article