A look at what has happened to Olympic venues after the Games (+photos)

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  • Mont Pugmire Fairview, UT
    Feb. 26, 2014 4:19 a.m.

    Noticeably absent in the report are the 2002 Winter Games. Why? Because Mitt and Fraser Bulloch and their team had a plan and the games generated enough profit to create an endowment fund to help operate the venues commercially after the Olympics were finished. All of Utah's venues continue in use today, including the Olympic Village housing which is now student housing for the U of U. Utah, after the "show and tell" of the games, continues to benefit from those marvelous games. I loved volunteering then and have visited the venues many times since to see events. Why wasn't Utah in the article? Because our game venues then and now are wildly successful, that's why.

  • RDLV Costa Rica, 00
    Feb. 25, 2014 2:37 p.m.

    sprywolf, ("How can a Salt Lake City newspaper write this kind of article and not include Salt Lake's 2002 Olympics.")
    I thought the same thing until I reread the header and saw that this was an AP article.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Feb. 25, 2014 7:44 a.m.

    I liked Howard Cosell, The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. The amazing efforts of all the athlete's.

  • across the sea Topeno, Finland
    Feb. 25, 2014 4:06 a.m.

    AND Lake Placid and Squaw Valley... Sad how some countries do NOT understand! If you go to Cortina, Italy you would still see how they celebrate the Games that were there 50 yrs ago... Go to Helsinki, Finland, or Stockholm Sweden and see how the Olympic sites are still cherished... Or my first Olympics where I was part of the Finnish NOC Munich -72... The village is still there, the stadiums are there! I saw Squaw Valkey in the 80's and I could not believe the discrace how Anericans had forgotten... Sad article!
    Olympic Spirit ... In 2002 I witnessed the celebrations honoring the 50th anniversary of the 1952 Games at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki... Proudle, to the tunes of the original -52 Olympic march, they marched to the same field as they had marched 50 yrs earlier. In their original uniforms, some assisted by their children, some in wheelchairs, from all over the world from New Zeeland to South America and the US and Canada.. We all stood honoring them ... That was, and is, the true Olympic Spirit! Luckily we had the stadiums to commemorate!

  • sprywolf Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 24, 2014 8:06 p.m.

    Very interesting article, with one major flaw. How can a Salt Lake City newspaper write this kind of article and not include Salt Lake's 2002 Olympics. it would have been nice to read what has happened to Salt Lakes venues. Lame

  • Daddiooh Orem, UT
    Feb. 24, 2014 3:14 p.m.

    Interesting story, but one correction. The Sarajevo games took place in the winter of 1984 and the Los Angeles Summer games took place in the Summer of 1984.....after the Winter Games. The article states the world came together after the two boycotts by the US and the USSR--that isn't accurate. Please check your facts here and post a correction. Other than that, very interesting.

  • wer South Jordan, UT
    Feb. 24, 2014 2:50 p.m.

    These sites just predict the venues at Sochi will likely fall into disuse sooner rather than later.

    Then, will the voices of Russian citizens be heard to say, "Where did all the money go?"