IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective
Episode 90 - Connie Nelson
Connie Nelson, Director of the Eccles Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum and Alf Engen Ski Museum joins the Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective podcast and stops in Utah for a ski trip, gains great respect for lugers and is surprised to learn the names of some famous celebrity visitors (recorded 22 February 2021).
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00:26 - Welcome Connie!
02:43 - Pathway to UOP
06:51 - Closing down for COVID-19
11:01 - One of the first to reopen in 2020
12:56 - A tourist destination
15:41 - Australians convince Connie to Ski Utah!
18:01 - The UOP Business Manager role
23:05 - A juggling act
27:17 - Surround yourself with people smarter than you
32:32 - Inspired by athletes
35:58 - Learning from test events
39:15 - Games-time in a parking lot
42:39 - "I was very fit at the end of those 17 days"
45:34 - "Wilson!"
48:55 - Jay Leno's garage
51:58 - Watching the American flag
Transcript to come...