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City Hall honors Team Park City’s Olympic success

by Jay Hamburger THE PARK RECORD

Mayor Jack Thomas and the Park City Council honored the Winter Olympians and Paralympians who competed in Sochi, Russia, and have ties to the community on Thursday night.

The City Council unanimously passed a resolution that touched on Olympic pride in the community, the legacy of the 2002 Winter Olympics and the organizations that promote winter sports.

"The entire Park City, Utah, community takes great pride in supporting Olympians and Paralympians, and recognizes their hard work, dedication, and commitment," the resolution says.

It mentions Park City’s role during the 2002 Winter Olympics, when approximately half of the competitions were held in or close to the city. Main Street was one of the celebration hotspots during the Games in 2002.

The resolution also notes the "many organizations that promote and support athletes in their pursuit of sport and competition combined with culture and education." It lists the Park City-based U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, the Utah Olympic Park, the National Ability Center, the Youth Sports Alliance and the three area mountain resorts.

"It has been exciting to witness U.S. achievements and successes grow every four years at the Winter Games," it says.

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More than 50 of the Olympic athletes live in Utah or have connections to the state, the resolution says.

The City Council passed the resolution two days before a parade and celebration on Main Street in honor of the Olympians and Paralympians with Park City ties. Athletes who competed in Sochi and previous Winter Olympics are scheduled to attend the Saturday event. It starts at 1 p.m.

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