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Plane's shadow as we come in for a landing - Salt Lake City

Plane's shadow as we come in for a landing

Golf Course

I don't play golf, but I took this picture from the plane, which shows that Salt Lake City's sports possibilities are not limited to winter sports, swimming in the lake or hiking.

This is probably Wingepointe, which is right there at the Salt Lake International Airport, and the airport is not at all far from the city itself. West Ridge Golf Course at 5600 West is about 15 minutes south of the airport. It is closer to West Valley and South Valley lodging properties

Equipment: Salt Lake City has a tee-time reservation service that allows you to reserve a tee time at any golf course operated by Salt Lake City 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It's free to register for this service

Phone: (801) 485-7730

Theme: Golfing

Website: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/t/12c481/d/d7a0f/

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 24, 2005
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Snow on mountains in June 1999 - Salt Lake City

Snow on mountains in June 1999

Winter Olympics 2002 Winter Sports Review

When I arrived in Salt Lake, another traveler commented to me that the airport was going to be a giant mega-bottleneck during the Olympics because it was so inefficiently managed. They couldn't even tell us which carousel our luggage would arrive on.

We only got to see the 2002 Winter Olympics on TV, so that didn't worry me too much. Bob was recovering from his heart attack, and it was an interesting thing to watch at that time.

Equipment: KEY FACTS

Opening date:
08 February 2002 (the day that Bob had his angioplasty)

Closing date:
24 February 2002

Country of the host city:
United States of America (USA)

Candidate cities:
Östersund (SWE), Quebec (CAN) and Sion (SUI)

Equipment:
Summary of the games from the Olympics website:

The Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games saw the expansion of the Olympic programme to 78 events, including the return of skeleton and the introduction of women's bobsleigh. Athletes from a record 18 nations earned gold medals. Canadian teams won both the men's and women's ice hockey tournaments. Ole Einar Bjoerndalen earned gold medals in all four biathlon events and Samppa Lajunen in all three Nordic combined competitions. Alpine skier Janica Kostelic won three gold medals and one silver. Simon Ammann scored unexpected victories in both individual ski jump events. Speedskater Claudia Pechstein earned her third straight gold medal in the 5,000m race and also won at 3,000m. By taking the silver medal in singles luge, Georg Hackl became the first person in Olympic history to earn a medal in the same individual event five times in a row. Short track speedskater Yang Yang (A) became the first Chinese athlete to win a gold medal at the Winter Games. Competing in the women’s bobsleigh, Vonetta Flowers became the first black athlete to earn winter gold, while ice hockey player Jarome Iginla followed as the first black male winner.

Participation:
77 National Olympic Committees (Nations)
2,399 athletes (886 women, 1,513 men)
78 events
22,000 volunteers
8,730 media (2,661 written press, 6,069 broadcasters)

Theme: Skiing/Snowboarding

Website: http://www.olympic.org/uk/index_uk.asp

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 17, 2005
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