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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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For more information about Utah Olympic Park and the museums please visit https://utaholympiclegacy.org/

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 Connie!
02:43 - Pathway to UOP

PRELIMS
06:51 - Closing down for COVID-19
11:01 - One of the first to reopen in 2020

QUARTERFINALS
12:56 - A tourist destination
15:41 - Australians convince Connie to Ski Utah!

SEMIFINALS
18:01 - The UOP Business Manager role
23:05 - A juggling act

FINALS
27:17 - Surround yourself with people smarter than you
32:32 - Inspired by athletes

MIXED ZONE
35:58 - Learning from test events
39:15 - Games-time in a parking lot

PODIUM
42:39 - "I was very fit at the end of those 17 days"
45:34 - "Wilson!"

COOL DOWN
48:55 - Jay Leno's garage
51:58 - Watching the American flag

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