Utah organization passes on legacy of 2002 Olympics
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Utah organization passes on legacy of 2002 Olympics

SALT LAKE CITY — Years after Utah hosted the 2002 Olympic Games, the legacy of the event still lives on in the state’s youth.

Since the Games, the Youth Sports Alliance has been nurturing the legacy he left behind.

Executive Director Emily Fisher said since the games, we have been using Olympic facilities to help Utah youth stay more active.

“Try all of these things and see what you like. And maybe what you don’t like is just as important,” she said. “But without those opportunities, I think … with just traditional sports, you might not get as many kids involved in sports.”

Fisher said the Youth Sports Alliance is working to make winter sports more accessible to all young people.

The organization offers scholarships to help cover tuition costs.

According to Fisher, hosting the Olympic Games is about more than just the games themselves.

“It’s really about what legacy we can leave and what opportunities will be available to young people,” she said.

Fisher said she is excited about the impact the 2034 Olympic Games in Utah could have on youth.

JosyouI Sanchez is a reporter for KSL NewsRadio.

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