||Spring 1994, No. 4 Marriott Librarv. University of Utah Executive Committee S.L. Olympic Efforts W&z Ski Archives Plaudits History in the making. . . Sue Raemer, Chair Clark Parkinson, Finance Mike Corologos, Communications Carol Lupus, Programs Barbara Amidon, Membership Myrlene Korologos, Special Events That's what the Salt Lake City Olympic Bid Committee has been doing for more than 30 years - going to the Olympic Games after four times and walking away a brides- maid each tima. Yet, the love affair continues, Sblt Lake City w&s down the aisle again June 15, 1995, in Budapest, Hungary, where it hopes to be bestowed with the Olympic rings for the 2002 Winter Games by the International Olympic Committee. The city's latest bid appears to be the one that finds Utah's capital finally being swept off its feet and into the international limelight as never before in its history. It's those efforts, that never-say-never tenacity, that history-in-the-making that the University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program will honor during its annu- al Ski Affair and Awards Banquet October 27, 1994, at the Red Lion Hotel in down- town S&t Lake City. Advisory Board Dave Amidon Junior and Maxine Bounous John Bower Leland and Thayre Dennis Alan K. Engen Jim Gaddis John Hoagland Phil Jones Alice and Keith Lange Louis and Betty Lorenz Carol and Stormy Lupis Marvin Melville Mark Menlove Pat Miller Randy Montgomery Jan Peterson John Raemer Suzy and Bill Rytting Duane and Jody Shrontz Ron and Julie Steele Dan and Connie Steffen Larry Warren Robert Young Editor: Mike Korologos "History &XX&~; have to be old, in a scrapbook, or on yellowed news clippings," en- thuses Sue Raemer, chairman of the Ar&ives board of directors. "It can be as current as yesterday. It is evolving daily. Getting Utah's Olympic efforts this far has been a major undertaking by many, many people over many, many years and those efforts de- serve lots of recognition and thanks from the ski community, if not the entire popula- tion of the whole region. It doesn't m&t.er that We task isn't finished." In case you've forgotten, here's a quick review ofUt&*s efforts to wow the Games to the Wasatch Front: In 1965, Sapporo, Japan, beat out Salt Lake for the 1972 Olympics. In 1973, Salt Lake City lost the U.S. nomination to Denver in its quest to stage the 1976 Olympics. A year later, Denver defaulted and Salt Lake City was named to carry the U.S. ban- ner in the international bidding for the 1976 Olympiad. Innsbruck, Austria, was named host city for the 1976 Winter Games. In 1985, Salt Lake City lost in its quest to stage the 1992 Games when Anchorage, Alaska, was selected to represent the U.S. Anchorage lost in the IOC voting to Albertville, France. In 199 1, in its bid to stage the 1998 Games, Salt Lake City lost to Nagano, Japan, by a 46-42 IOC vote, after Atlanta was named to host the 1996 Summer Games (back-to- back Summer and Winter Games in the same country are extremely unusual). The closeness of the vote in 1991 and the world-class venues available to Olympic- caliber athletes (such as the Utah Winter Sports Park, the Delta Center, and ice sheets in Ogden and one soon to open in west Salt Lake Valley) add credence to the belief that Salt Lake City is the strongest contender for the 2002 Winter Games. Indeed, if tenacity was an Olympic event, Salt Lake City would have a handful of gold medals. It's that tenacity, that history in the making that the Utah Ski Archives Program will honor next fall.