SALT LAKE CITY — We’ve seen the sad pictures: weed-covered Olympic venues that were quickly of no use after their 2½ weeks of glory, largely abandoned after costing billions to build.
Then there’s Salt Lake City, where the legacy of the 2002 Winter Games carries on vibrantly more than a decade later.
It’s a lesson all cities bidding for big-time sporting events should heed.
“We view legacy not so much as memorials and museums,” said Colin Hilton, president and CEO of the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation. “For us, it’s a living legacy.”