The Olympics taught us many lessons about sportsmanship, dedication and perseverance. The Games also taught us practical lessons on how to be even better hosts.
Lessons Learned from the Olympics
- Telling the truth doesn't mean people will believe it.
- Olympic experience grows and attitudes change quickly.
- Commercialization is a fact of life, but it can be mitigated.
- Details are very important.
- When things go wrong, fix them quickly.
- The Olympics are over quickly, but planning takes time, patience and resources.
- Under promise and over deliver
- Post-Olympic expectations might be unrealistic.
- Capitalize on the buzz, but discount the hype.
- Becoming a world-class resort community
- Keeping focus and investing in core business
- Attracting new events; keeping old ones
- Capitalizing on Olympics while living within our means
- Attracting OPM - Community Foundation
- Balancing growth and tourism while protecting social and physical environment
- Staggering realities of staging world class/major events
- Not underestimating the necessary financial and human resources
- Main Street must thrive as an economic entity, not simply as a backdrop for community events
- Poor transportation link between Park City & Salt Lake City (fixed)
- Bus service to neighborhoods (fixed)
- Ticket scalping
- Religious proselytizing on Main Street
- Uneven business conditions