PARK CITY, UT— This Rocky Mountain resort community and host city forone-third of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games’ medal events presents theGeneral Motors/Park City One-Year Olympic Countdown Celebration Wednesday,February 7, 2001. The daylong celebration will feature Olympic medalwinners, kids singing, fireworks, a countdown clock unveiling and Olympicfilm presentation.
Highlighting the list of activities is an evening of film with America’sforemost writer/producer/ director of sports films and winner of six Emmy’s,Bud Greenspan, at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m.”The Greatest Moments in Olympic History,” chronicles and pays tribute tothe courage, perseverance and sheer athleticism that make the Olympics themost compelling international sporting event in the world today. According to Greenspan, “The one-year countdown will give the Park Citycommunity an inspirational uplifting and truly should be enjoyed by theentire family. And if Park City’s kids come to my film, that will be myinspiration.”The evening concludes with the Utah Film Commission honoring Greenspan forhis many contributions to film and the Olympics with a “Lifetime AchievementAward.” Tickets are just $5 and may be purchased through ArtTix(888-451-2787) or at the Eccles Center box office (435-655-3114).
Prior to “The Greatest Moments in Olympic History,” Park City’s OlympicWelcome Plaza takes center stage for the unveiling of the Seiko one-yearcountdown clock and festivities from 6-7 p.m. Former Olympic athletes nowresiding in Park City, including Stein Eriksen, Nikki Stone, Holly Flandersand Heidi Voelker, along with future Olympic hopefuls and a children’schoir, will be on hand to commemorate this historic event. Following thecountdown clock unveiling, the skies of Park City will be aglow withfireworks above Park City Mountain Resort’s Olympic venue, the Eagle RaceArena.
Beginning at 9 a.m. and kicking off this special day of activities is anOlympic torch pass through each of the Park City School District’s sixschools. Each student will have the opportunity to hold and pass along anOlympic torch as it makes its journey from school to school and to its finaldestination, Park City’s Olympic Welcome Plaza.
For more information on the General Motors/Park City One-YearCountdown Celebration, contact Shawn Stinson at the Park City Chamber &Visitors Bureau at (800) 453-1360, or Peg Holmes at General Motors, (313)667-2904. General Motors is the exclusive domestic automotive sponsor ofthe United States Olympic Committee and the U.S. Olympic Team through 2008.