Olympics

In its formal meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Marsac Building, the Park City Council has a mixed bag of items, from an Olympic celebration to the General Plan. Rick Brough has more.

The Winter Olympics are over and done, but there's something the Games have left behind. It's inspiration for the aspiring winter athletes of Park City. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Park City Gold Virtual Ski-A-Thon

Feb 4, 2014

Downhill ski, cross country ski or pick your event where miles or hours can be logged to raise money for the Youth Sports Alliance’s Dare to Dream Scholarship Fund and local winter sports teams. Register for $25 at www.athlete.com/ysa. Compete with local Olympians – Shannon Bahrke and Brett Camerota - to ski the most miles or raise the most money by securing per-mile sponsors between February 7 and March 16, 2014, to win prizes such as a heliskiing trip for two or ‘First Tracks’ for ten at Canyons. For more information visit www.ysapc.org or call 435.214.0792. 

Proud Americans

Aug 16, 2013

In soon to be war-torn Sarajevo, a pair of twins stood proudly for all of America.

Hi, this is Tom Kelly and I'll be right back with the story, Behind the Gold.

It's been nearly 30 years since Phil Mahre climbed atop the podium in Sarajevo, twin Steve at his side. Despite the passage of time, the memory and the emotion hasn't faded. It's grown stronger. Phil and Steve Mahre dominated their support in the early 1980's.

Simple Mistake Turns To Bronze

Aug 9, 2013

It was a simple mistake, just a mathematical error, but it turned into Bronze.

Hi, this is Tom Kelly, and I'll be right back with the Olympic story Behind the Gold.

The modern day Olympic games started in 1896, patterned after the ancient Grecian contests. But it wasn't until 1924 that the Olympic site of Paris chose to do a winter exposition-an event that later became the first Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix. Ski jumping was the Marquee Competition.

Originally aired July 17, 2013.

They’re headed for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. So this year’s annual benefit is especially important for U.S. women ski jumpers. The event is set this Thursday for the first-ever Olympic team of female jumpers - who are, in addition, all Park City-bred. Rick Brough has more.

    

Historic Silver

Jul 29, 2013

Coaches were stunned at his times as he skied stride after stride to an historic silver medal.

Hi, I'm Tom Kelly and I'll be right back with more of the story on Behind the Gold.

It was opening day at the 1976 Olympics in Innsbruck. The eyes of the world were focused towards the Men's Downhill on the icy slope of Patscherkofel where Austrian farm boy, Franz Klammer, stole the show with an electrifying win over Swiss favorite, Bernhard Russi.

Golden Boy

Jul 22, 2013

  

They called him The Golden Boy after his improbable gold medal.  

Hi, this is Tom Kelly and I'll be right back with the story, Behind the Gold.

The early 90's were a rebuilding period for the U.S. Ski Team. Despite breakthrough results at the '92 Olympics, the public wasn't convinced. In fact, sports illustrated dubbed the team "Uncle Sam's lead-footed snowplow brigade." But the athletes knew differently, and the public criticism was a motivator for the entire team.