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Remembering the 2002 Olympics: The Hoberman Arch at SLC Airport

S. F. Mori
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People leaving the airport will see a reminder of the Olympics.

The Salt Lake City Airport has something new on display in the area. The art piece from the 2002 Winter Olympics held in Salt Lake City has been restored and placed at the airport. Residents who go to the airport and visitors who arrive in Salt Lake City will be greeted by the circular artwork.

The Hoberman Arch is a large piece of aluminum artwork which was constructed for the Olympics. It was the centerpiece for the Medals Plaza at the Winter Olympics in 2002.

After the games of the 2002 Olympics were completed, the Arch was moved to Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah. The University asked Salt Lake City to take the Arch back in 2014. Pieces of the Arch were stolen in 2015. It has now been reconstructed and is a highlight of the airport area.

After legal charges were brought against leaders of the Salt Lake City bid committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics, Mitt Romney was hired as the new president and CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympics Salt Lake Organization Committee. He was given credit for pulling off the huge task of holding a successful Olympics.

If Salt Lake City is awarded another Olympics, the Arch will greet people coming to Utah for the huge sporting event.

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