Chief Sponsor: J. Stuart Adams

House Sponsor: Steve Eliason


10     General Description:
11          This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor acknowledges the
12     important role that Utah's sport and Olympic legacy activities play in our economy and
13     branding.
14     Highlighted Provisions:
15          This resolution:
16          ▸     expresses support for Utah's ongoing sport and Olympic legacy activities;
17          ▸     expresses appreciation for and support of Utah's efforts to continue to strengthen
18     and expand its position as "The State of Sport" in the national and international
19     sport and Olympic spaces; and
20          ▸     encourages Utah to remain "ready, willing, and able" as the opportunity arises to
21     continue to host major sporting events of all kinds and be prepared should an
22     opportunity arise to host a future Olympic Games.
23     Special Clauses:
24          None

26     Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, the Governor concurring therein:
27          WHEREAS, the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Games was an unforgettable and truly
28     remarkable event in the history of Salt Lake City and the state of Utah;
29          WHEREAS, the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Games left a powerful and lasting

30     impact that has facilitated Utah's ability to build a robust sports brand and create a significant
31     Olympic legacy;
32          WHEREAS, Utah's sports brand has been an ongoing benefit to Utah's citizens, the
33     state's image, and the state's economy;
34          WHEREAS, Utah continues to invest in sport and Olympic legacy activities that are
35     being conducted at an extraordinarily high level;
36          WHEREAS, Utah has hosted hundreds of major Olympic and non-Olympic sporting
37     events since the 2002 Games that have enhanced Utah's economy, image, and global position
38     in sport;
39          WHEREAS, Utah's world-class Olympic and non-Olympic venues continue to host
40     events and train athletes and also allow Utah's citizens to use and enjoy these world-class
41     facilities;
42          WHEREAS, Utah's sports community continues to be unified in its effort to strengthen
43     Utah's sport and Olympic legacy initiatives and amplify Utah's global sport brand as "The State
44     of Sport";
45          WHEREAS, Utah continues to actively partner with and support the mission and
46     charter of the United States Olympic Committee, the International Olympic Committee, and
47     many other partners who are helping Utah enhance its sport and Olympic legacy;
48          WHEREAS, Utah's sport and Olympic legacy efforts continue to leverage and use
49     significant 2002 Games infrastructure and assets, including athletic and related venues,
50     transportation improvements, "green" initiatives, and many other elements from the 2002
51     Olympic Winter Games that continue to provide significant benefit to Utah's citizens and
52     economy;
53          WHEREAS, because of Utah's excellence in hosting of the 2002 Winter Olympic and
54     Paralympic Games, extraordinary sport and institutional knowledge continue to be used in the
55     hosting of many major sporting events of all types; and
56          WHEREAS, Utah is "The State of Sport," and sport and Olympic legacy activities
57     continue to generate and drive significant economic benefit and return on investment to Utah's

58     economy and image:
59          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah, the
60     Governor concurring therein, expresses support and encouragement to the Utah Sports
61     Commission and its many partners, including the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation, venues,
62     sports partners, the national governing bodies of sport and international sports federations,
63     community partners, volunteers, and others in their efforts to keep Utah well positioned
64     globally in sports and the Olympic movement so that when the opportunity arises, Utah will
65     stand "ready, willing, and able" to welcome the world back.
66          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the International
67     Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee, the Utah Sports Commission, the
68     Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation, the Governor's Office of Economic Development, the Utah
69     State Chamber of Commerce, and the members of Utah's congressional delegation.