KSL has partnered with the Salt Lake Olympic Foundation to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics.
The effort began Feb. 8 with live coverage of the re-lighting of the caldron at Rice Eccles Stadium. Events, coverage and programming will run through Feb. 24 and include segments from Keith McCord called "This day in SLC," reviewing the events of the day back in 2002. Other features include "where they are now" and "how the Olympics affected Salt Lake City."
On Feb. 18, the 10-year anniversary Olympic Sport Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Gateway. Families can meet winter Olympic athletes, participate in interactive winter sport demonstrations and view the commemorative exhibits from the 2002 Games.
The festival will also serve as an official stop for the United States Olympic Committee's (USOC) "Road to London" tour — a family-friendly, interactive experience that offers fans the chance to learn about the Olympic movement, participate in simulated events and meet Olympic athletes. Salt Lake City was chosen as one of four cities for the tour stop.
"We are extremely excited to be a part of this celebration," said Tami Ostmark, VP of marketing for KSL Broadcast Group. "We got to see firsthand how the 2002 Olympics impacted our city and our community and we hope to bring that back to life through these great events and our unique programming."
KSL is part of the Deseret Media Companies (DMC), a for-profit arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.