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Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective

Episode 91 - Adam Gray

IOC advisor and major event expert Adam Gray joins the Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective podcast and remembers an unconventional wedding proposal, winning over skeptics, needing more snowcats and a dirty bus gets into the venue (recorded 23 February 2021).

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Show Notes:

WARM UP
00:26 - Welcome Adam!
03:31 - Tokyo 2020 plans

PRELIMS
06:32 - Tokyo as an inflection point
10:06 - From Sydney to Salt Lake

QUARTERFINALS
12:41 - A Christmas plan
15:07 - The phone call

SEMIFINALS
18:47 - Swimming to skiing (and skeptics)
22:41 - The discipline of delivering major events

FINALS
30:14 - A request from Spence Eccles
33:41 - Snowbasin contingencies

MIXED ZONE
40:42 - The first time skiing at Snowbasin
44:45 - Skiing the downhill with Herwig Demschar

PODIUM
50:04 - A training accident
54:59 - "I was asleep for two days"

COOL DOWN
59:38 - Avoiding a venue evacuation
1:08:16 - "Two ears and one mouth"

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