Utah is the State of Sport, a training ground for more winter Olympians than anywhere in America! The Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games program incorporates a wide range of winter sports contested in venues across Utah’s Wasatch Range. Salt Lake City-Utah's 2002 Olympic and Paralympic sites remain world-class destinations for regular hosting of national and international competitions as well as training hubs for local, national and international athletes.
Among the events have been World Championship or Junior World Championship events in biathlon, cross country skiing, freestyle skiing and snowboarding. Utah is known for its vibrant sports scene - from local youth programs in summer and winter sports to major professional teams like the Utah Jazz, Real Salt Lake and the Utah Grizzlies. It is bolstered through a very engaged collegiate sport platform that attracts athletes from around the world to live, study, train and compete in Utah.
UTAH OLYMPIC LEGACY FOUNDATION
The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation celebrates the spirit of the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games to inspire active, healthy lifestyles and increase community uses of Utah’s Olympic venues. As official U.S. Olympic Training Sites, the Utah Olympic Park, Olympic Oval and Soldier Hollow are places of inspiration and accomplishment where young athletes train alongside world champions. Its vision is to bring to life the Olympic and Paralympic spirit in Utah’s youth, communities and in athletes from around the world who live and train in the state.
UTAH SPORTS COMMISSION
The Utah Sports Commission plays a leadership role in attracting sporting events to the state, leveraging the sports market to generate economic impact and media exposure to Utah. Since 2002, it has helped bring over 1,000 national and international sporting events to Utah. It also acts as a facilitator, catalyst, and coordinator to fulfill its mission to help enhance Utah’s economy, image, and quality of life through the attraction, promotion, and development of sport, and to be a catalyst for Utah in its Olympic and Paralympic legacy efforts.