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Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Cauldron Lighting Marks Olympic Anniversary

On Friday, February 18, the Olympic Cauldron at the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Cauldron Park will be relit to commemorate the three-year anniversary of Utah’s Olympic Winter Games. The park is adjacent to the Rice-Eccles Stadium, site of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. The Salt Lake 2002 Cauldron is a technological marvel of glass and steel. The Hoberman Arch is also now located at the Olympic Cauldron Park and members of the public can stand in the same spot where athletes received their 2002 Olympic medals. The Cauldron will stay lit in the evenings from Friday, February 18th until Sunday, February 20th in honor of the 2005 Luge World Championships. This year's Luge World Championships will be one of the biggest winter sporting events held in Utah since the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

The best luge athletes in the world will be taking to the ice February 14-20th 2005 in their final competition of the season. Athletes from twenty-five nations will be challenging for the coveted title of world champion in women's singles, doubles, men's singles and a team competition. For more information on the 2005 Luge World Championships please contact the Utah Olympic Park’s host desk at 435.658.4200.

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Governor Huntsman spoke recently at an Outdoor Industry Association breakfast meeting in Salt Lake City, saying he backs a state bill earmarking $10 million to put on a "first-rate" name brand marketing campaign for Utah. Details.

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