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.

 

Support Our Mission

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CULTIVATE CHAMPIONS IN SPORT AND IN LIFE

 

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ENGAGE AND EDUCATE THROUGH UNIQUE OLYMPIC-THEMED EXPERIENCES
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OPERATE, MAINTAIN AND ENHANCE LEGACY FACILITIES AT WORLD-CLASS LEVELS
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ENSURE UTAH’s LEGACY EFFORTS ARE SUSTAINABLE
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EXPAND THE BENEFITS OF UTAH’S LEGACY TO MORE PEOPLE AND PLACES

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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.