Our Mission is Simple

The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that celebrates the spirit of the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games to inspire active, healthy lifestyles and increase community uses of Utah’s Olympic venues. As Designated Official U.S. Olympic Training Sites, our venues are places of inspiration and accomplishment where young athletes train alongside world champions.

MISSION

To cultivate champions in sport and in life, deliver experiences that inspire communities and celebrate our Olympic legacy for generations to come.

VISION

To bring to life the Olympic & Paralympic spirit in our youth, our communities and athletes from around the world.

MISSION PILLARS | SPORT 

Sport Programs, Public Programs, Olympic Venues, Resourceful Management and Thriving Communities

Support Our Mission

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Sport Programs
Cultivate champions in sport and in life
  • Inspire our youth and communities to lead active and healthy lifestyles
  • Achieve broad and diverse participation in winter sports
  • Double the number of sport participants by 2030
  • Ensure quality programs that foster retention and promote personal growth and excellence

 

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Public Programs
Engage and educate through unique Olympic-themed experiences
  • Increase annual visitation to legacy venues while keeping the guest experiences enjoyable and within our capabilities
  • Educate, engage and inspire the community, corporate businesses and public groups to experience the UOLF venues
  • Optimize revenues annually to further advance UOLF’s vision and mission

 

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Olympic Venues
Operate, Maintain and enhance legacy facilities at world-class levels
  • Be “Olympic Ready” by ensuring all UOLF venues meet Olympic standards for sport competitions by 2027
  • Achieve Olympic Training Center Status by providing full-service hubs for U.S. and International athletes in pursuit of winter sport excellence
  • Create positive learning environments by implementing best practices to ensure effective and safe environments for participants of all ages and abilities
  • Prompt innovation by working with community and sport stakeholders to create dynamic and varied uses of our facilities
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RESOURCEFUL MANAGEMENT
ENSURE UTAH’s LEGACY EFFORTS ARE SUSTAINABLE
  • Balance the need to be financially viable, in perpetuity, while promoting and prioritizing our mission
  • Be intentional about and committed to environmental sustainability in everything we do
  • Cultivate diversity, equity, inclusiveness and work/life balance in our workplace & community
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THRIVING COMMUNITIES
EXPAND THE BENEFITS OF UTAH’S LEGACY TO MORE PEOPLE AND PLACES
  • Embrace and promote the values of Olympism: Excellence, Friendship, Respect; Paralympism: Determination, Courage, Equality, and Inspiration
  • Motivate and inspire Utah cities & towns to pursue and achieve their visionary aspirations
  • Align and strengthen relationships with community partners who embrace Utah’s Olympic and Paralympic Spirit
  • Effectively stage and support dynamic winter sport events

Support Utah Olypic Legacy Foundation

The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation venues are busier than ever. The three venues have experienced over 1.4 million athlete and visitor uses. For a quick overview of the foundation and our venues, please watch our video.

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Our History

In 2002, Utah hosted the world for the XIX Olympic Winter Games and the VIII Paralympic Winter Games. By any measure, the 2002 Games were a success – featuring 2500 Olympians representing 77 nations who came to Utah to pursue their Olympic dreams. Incredible venues and ideal weather combined to create the perfect stage for the athletes to perform at their best.

The largest crowds ever for an Olympic Winter Games (a record that still holds today) filled the venues and cheered for every athlete, in every sport, from every country. The US Team won 34 medals at the 2002 Games, shattering the previous record of 13. Athletes including Chris Klug, Derek Parra, Sarah Hughes, Jim Shea, Ole Einar Bjoerndalen and Vonetta Flowers all made history in their own special way.

Of course, the issue for all Olympic host cities is always the same… how will great Olympic memories transform into lasting benefits for the host community and country? The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation was the answer to this question, created to carry on the positive impacts of the 2002 Winter Games for Utah residents and our visitors from all over the world!

Inspired by the success and momentum of the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games, the Foundation has turned its focus toward embracing, engaging and involving Utah’s youth in winter sport. From community-based recreational camps and progression-oriented development programs to its official designation as an official U.S. Olympic Training Site at the Utah Olympic Oval and Utah Olympic Park – the Foundation represents the future of winter sports in North America.