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Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective

Episode 84 - Steve Dittmore

Steve Dittmore, Assistant Dean / Sport Management Professor at the University of Arkansas, joins the Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective podcast and talks about cheering for the LA Dodgers, the story behind the pairs figure skating scandal and the one less students remember (recorded 25 January 2021).

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Steve Dittmore, Assistant Dean / Sport Management Professor at the University of Arkansas, joins the Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective podcast and talks about cheering for the LA Dodgers, the story behind the pairs figure skating scandal and the one less students remember (recorded 25 January 2021).

If you worked on the Games as a staff member, contractor or volunteer and want to share your story please email cnapier@gpfour.com.

Show Notes:

WARM UP
00:26 - Welcome Steve!
04:04 - Marooned on an island

PRELIMS
06:13 - Born in LA
08:18 - The long journey to SLOC

QUARTERFINALS
12:20 - Wanting to be a sports reporter
14:18 - Planning press operations for 13 venues

SEMIFINALS
17:58 - Frank Zang eases the transition to SLC
20:35 - Taking care of the press

FINALS
22:56 - Building out the team
26:38 - Role during Games-time

MIXED ZONE
28:15 - Arrowhead vs Dasani
31:03 - Creative solutions to the mixed zone

PODIUM
34:42 - Media reaction to press operations services
39:32 - The 9/11 flagbearers

COOL DOWN
41:37 - The difference between delay, postpone and cancel

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