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Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective

Episode 74 - Sayre Wiseman

Sayre Wiseman, SVP Production at FiveCurrents and former Director of Ceremonies for SLOC, joins the Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective podcast and remembers meeting the Mayor on her first day at the office, idiot-proofing the cauldron and the ice rink in Rice-Eccles Stadium (recorded 14 October 2020).

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Sayre Wiseman, SVP Production at FiveCurrents and former Director of Ceremonies for SLOC, joins the Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective podcast and remembers meeting the Mayor on her first day at the office, idiot-proofing the cauldron and the ice rink in Rice-Eccles Stadium (recorded 14 October 2020). A breakdown of the episode is below.

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WARM UP
00:26 - Welcome Sayre!

PRELIMS
03:48 - An interesting history with Scott Givens

QUARTERFINALS
10:27 - First day on the job
15:08 - Director of Ceremonies

SEMIFINALS
17:52 - A unique ice rink
20:10 - Working with Don Mischer Productions

FINALS
26:13 - Keeping secrets
30:00 - Closing it out

MIXED ZONE
33:41 - Paralympic ceremonies
36:00 - Mt. Blanc drive

COOL DOWN
39:57 - "A memorable time in my life"
45:26 - Final segment

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