Salt Lake City and the 2002 Winter Olympics Term Paper by Nicky

A look at how Salt Lake City's urban geography affected the Olympics in 2002.
# 146227 | 2,200 words | 14 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 24, 2010 in Sport (Olympics) , Geography (General)

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This paper examines the urban geography of Salt Lake City and how this had an impact on its choice as host city for the 2002 Winter Olympics. First, the paper defines the concept "urban geography." Then, it shows how Salt Lake City's urban geography was a key factor in winning the bid for the 2002 Winter Olympics. The paper continues with a detailed history and description of Salt Lake City. Next, it tells how Salt Lake City prepared itself for the games and the long-term impact acting as host had on the city. The paper concludes by citing how Salt Lake City benefited from hosting the Olympic games.


Urban Geography
Hosting the Olympic Games of 2002
Salt Lake City
Developments in SLC with the Occasion of the 2002 Olympics

From the Paper:

"Salt Lake City had already been a highly developed location even prior to its hosting of the 2002 Olympics, but this endeavor has generated an increased attention towards several improvements. Before actually presenting these developments linked to the 2002 Olympics, it is important to get a clearer understanding of the concept of urban geography. Once this is achieved, the decision to host the Olympics will be assessed, followed by a presentation of the city and the efforts made towards its improvement, to finally come to an end with a section on concluding remarks."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Clark, D., 1982, Urban Geography: An Introductory Guide, Taylor & Francis
  • Findling, J.E., Pelle, K.D., 2004, Encyclopedia of the Modern Olympic Movement, Revised Edition, Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Garner, R., 2008, Olympics, Website of NASA, last accessed on March 2, 2009
  • Harpst, T.P., The Salt Lake City Olympic Experience Downtown Transportation and City Impact Highlights, Retrieved from on March 2, 2009
  • Lee, S., 2001, Salt Lake City Bid Scandal, News AIC, last accessed on March 2, 2009

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