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Congrats SLC What a show!

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
Closing ceremonies are just over.

Congratulations to all in Salt Lake City, Utah and indeed anywhere, who had a hand in putting on a heck of a show.

Well done.
post #2 of 28
Played hard Done good!

I agree. An excellent Olympics. Well done SLC and the USA. Hell of a show!

Oz [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #3 of 28
I wonder if Mitt Romney has his resume at Monster.com? How'd you like to have a guy like that on your team?

I think the SLOC pulled off the sports marketing coup of the century.
post #4 of 28
Great games, well done to SLC. See you in Turin.


S
post #5 of 28
Yeah, way to go.
From the moment they bribed their way into the games, to the closing beer riot and fascist police response, and not forgetting the endless proselytizing in between, the games were great.
Let's hear it for church states!
post #6 of 28
Philth:

>>>Yeah, way to go.
From the moment they bribed their way into the games, to the closing beer riot and fascist police response, and not forgetting the endless proselytizing in between, the games were great.
Let's hear it for church states!"<<<

You weren't here, were you?

Bob
post #7 of 28
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by nolobolono:
I wonder if Mitt Romney has his resume at Monster.com? How'd you like to have a guy like that on your team?
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

From what I hear, Mitt's already thrown his hat into the political fray and most likely is heading back to Mass. and the Governor's race there. Kind of interesting that he is spliiting out of Utah already, but I hear he is one for the spotlight and with the Olympics over I think the spotlight will be off of Utah for awhile!
post #8 of 28
Watching the Closing Cermonies from my living room, I was alarmed by the sounds of the fireworks going off outside my house. I walked outside, and was amazed by how beautiful the valley and mountian sides looked with multiple fireworks locations going off. It was absolutley amazing to watch, the best show I have ever seen! The booms echoed off the moutains all around us, and the sights and sounds were amazing! SLOC did a great job with every venue and event that I visited, thanks for a great time!
post #9 of 28
Nope.
Wouldn't really want to go, regardless of where they were held. Sort of hoping Whistler doesn't get 'em for that reason.
post #10 of 28
Philth - those are intersting comments, they reminded me of what we heard out in SLC. While we were there we listened to some of the local talk radio stations, the main topic since the Olypics were coming to an end was how the locals felt about them coming to a close.

Apparently there was a large number of people who were just like you. Before the games, they were very anti-Olympics, not wanting them in Utah. They had reasons like yours as well as increasing traffic, higher taxes, cost of the games, destoying their quality of life, even mixing of diferent races! They even had a name for themselves, S.A.V.E.'s (Citizens Against Virtually Everything)

As you listened to the radio, most of the callers were these same people, they were all saying the same thing, Each one prefaced his comments with "I was the most anit-Olympic person in Utah", but after seeing how well SLOC had handled the games and managed everything, as well as most of them even going to at least one venue or some free event, they all felt that they had missed the boat entirely, they had missed out on a once in a life time experience, that they will most likely never get the chance to experience again. Each one was sorry that they had choosen to have the attitude they did and if they could do it over again they would do the opposite, and enjoy the games and the Olympic spirit that permeated Salt Lake. We listened for a couple of hours and not one caller felt different. People who stayed away wished they hadn't, people who did experience some of the Olympics wished they could have done more, and people who spent a great deal of time there wished that the Olympics could be held there again instead of going to Italy.
post #11 of 28
I am proud and happy to have been a vary vary small part of the Games.It was an amazing 17 days.For me it was the Little things that made the Games.Seeing the Norwegians celebrating a cross country victory dressed as vikings,Helping a Russian coach get on the right bus to get home after a night on Main st.Skiing with an FBI agent on duty here from San Fransico.Seeing Jean Clude Killy and Billy Kidd just chatting together.Meeting the Canadian Gold Medal winner in snowboarding from the Nagino Games Ross ?(sorry Canadian Bears I can't remember his last name.)It was all great and a lot of fun everyone was having a good time.
This littel ski town of 8000 full time residents took in from 35,000 to well over 100,000 guest and visitors a day.
If They said lets do it all again! I would be there in a Heartbeat.Just give me some time to rest up and I would have the games here all over again.Thanks to all the great people from Russia,China,Finland,Germany,Korea,Poland,
From all over the World and every State in the US

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ February 26, 2002 04:06 PM: Message edited 1 time, by Utah49 ]</font>
post #12 of 28
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by powderhound:
even mixing of diferent races! They even had a name for themselves, S.A.V.E.'s (Citizens Against Virtually Everything)
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Sentiments such as those, expressed openly and probably without much condemnation in response, are a good reason for throwing a lot of Utah and the LDS crowd into the ocean. Or let them and the Taliban try to inhabit the same area and they can see whose God is stronger.
My 'stay away from the Olympics' feeling has always just been about skiing and crowds.
post #13 of 28
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Philth:


...a good reason for throwing a lot of Utah and the LDS crowd into the ocean. Or let them and the Taliban try to inhabit the same area and they can see whose God is stronger.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

This is a joke right?
post #14 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by Philth:
[QB]

Sentiments such as those, expressed openly and probably without much condemnation in response, are a good reason for throwing a lot of Utah and the LDS crowd into the ocean.


Listen, if I'm being thrown into the ocean, at least give me a wet suit and a boogie board. And wouldn't it be easier to just chuck us into the Great Salt Lake? We'd have a more difficult time sinking, but I'm sure we could pray about it and eventually get the job done right.
post #15 of 28
it seems that the american propaganda departement as worked well. they kicked all the hobos outta town before the games
post #16 of 28
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by french_canadian_from_hell:
it seems that the american propaganda departement as worked well. they kicked all the hobos outta town before the games<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Gawd another whining frenchie. Ooops, I guess that is a little redundant.
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<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ February 27, 2002 06:04 PM: Message edited 1 time, by french_canadian_from_hell ]</font>
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<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ February 27, 2002 06:03 PM: Message edited 1 time, by french_canadian_from_hell ]</font>
post #19 of 28
fcfh - just a little tip:
Unlike powder, you can actually delete a post, not just edit out all the text, it's quite clever, but it means you don't look as stupid.


This tip has been brought to you by the letters F and O and by the Roman numeral for 10.
post #20 of 28
The Olympics were great.. my sentiments mirror those of Utah49 and Alta Skier. I was neutral about them coming and we did mostly the free stuff.. which was a blast. My in-laws dropped a couple grand on tickets and loved every minute. Park City really shined.

Fact checker. First, there were zero crowds onslope and accessing the resorts was easier than the usual snap because of the voluntary reduction in driving and staggered work hours. Those godless Mormons are a hardworking, charitable bunch who actually practice cristian values sometimes {the ones some of us were taught, not Jerry Fallwell's, stuff like good works, charity, love your fellow man, that unfashionable crap} So, although there are some homeless in Utah, they are relitively well cared for and far, far less numerous than the starving multitudes on the streets of New york or Paris. Trust me on this one. I've seen a bit of the world and I didn't move here to go to church.

Anyway, congrats to the Aussies, Brit curlers and Canucks, especially; come back anytime it was great fun.
post #21 of 28
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AltaSkier:


This is a joke right?
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You tell me. Utah as an easier utopia than California. Heaven with an occupancy limit. A cave with holy documents and decoder rings.
I know I'm laughing.
But before chucking the place into the ocean, we will have to figure out a plan to keep Alta, the Bird, and Snowbasin.
post #22 of 28
One thing I found interesting about the closing ceremony, given the strong religious beliefs in Utah, was the appearance of KISS, who aren't exaclty a church choir.


S
post #23 of 28
You all are referring to "Utah" and not "Park City" - right?! I've always considered PC a separate entity, kind of like a territory or something. Could someone just confirm on this for me, thanks. [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #24 of 28
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Philth:


You tell me. Utah as an easier utopia than California. Heaven with an occupancy limit. A cave with holy documents and decoder rings.
I know I'm laughing.
But before chucking the place into the ocean, we will have to figure out a plan to keep Alta, the Bird, and Snowbasin.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Good stuff there. But you forgot about the "special underwear"!

Look, I am no where near Mormon, but I find it strange that people will not look past these stereotypes. Never once since moving here has the local religon affected greatly enough for me to voice a complaint. Sure religon dictates what is going on around here, but not more than any other religous dominated area. I go by the live and let live rule. Leave me alone, I leave you alone.

I really don't care if people don't like Utah due to the religon, shorter lift lines for me and more solitude in the backcountry. But to throw Utah in the ocean and keep Alta, Snowbird and Snowbasin. I say chuck the 'basin and keep the National Parks.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ February 28, 2002 10:59 AM: Message edited 2 times, by AltaSkier ]</font>
post #25 of 28
Yes Sphrrt, Park City is still "Sin City."In the 1880's Park City Had 24 Saloons and 12 Whore Houses. It was a pretty wild town back then.So I hope your doing your part in keeping up Park City's reputation.
post #26 of 28
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Wear the fox hat ?:
was the appearance of KISS, who aren't exaclty a church choir.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I want to know if Katarina and Gene are an item. Their outfits looked similar and Gene always wears high lace skate boots!!!!!

SLC & Utah are just different ... thank God for that. I would hate to live in a world of full of LA type cities.

Oz [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #27 of 28
It was fun to see Kiss; but Cristina Arugala got the most letters to the editor in the Deseret News.. "shameful" "immoral" stuff like that. My former nanny and her girlfriend met at B.Y.U... love bloomed.. Utah's much wierder than you even think you know. as they say in Mexico, come visit us, drop some cash, and go back to L.A.

post #28 of 28
Sure seems funny that the locals here were crying that KISS played the closing event. How they forget ,,,. Every time that KISS went on a national tour, they played Salt Lake City every time. I first saw them in concert in the old Salt Palce in 1979.
And Lets not forget both Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osborne have also played here.
So i find it funny that they all 'cry' foul' with the choice of music. I didn't hear any compliants when the choir sang. :

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ March 01, 2002 03:22 PM: Message edited 1 time, by TR@DV ]</font>
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