Tuesday could mark a big day in the efforts to bring the Olympics back to Utah as Salt Lake's committee meets with the International Olympic Committee to prove Utah has everything in place to get the bid.
The Wasatch High School Unified Basketball team competed Tuesday at the National Special Olympics in Orlando. One of the athletes had everyone cheering her on, even though she didn't make a single basket.
KSL's Alex Cabrero was one of the few NBC affiliate reporters who traveled to China for the 2022 Winter Olympics. He was also there for KSL, reporting on the 2008 Summer Olympics, and says the lasting legacy of 2022 will be very different.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games couldn't happen without the help of volunteers. T. Christopher Okano, who attended BYU in Utah, is a volunteer for both Games, and he can't believe how lucky he is.
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Alex Cabrero and Shara Park, KSL TV & Jeremiah Jensen, KSL Sports
After a year of postponement, the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo have come to an end. Our KSL Team has provided coverage of the intense international competition for the last three weeks, but before they go, they wanted to share a few gold medal moments of their own.
As the Tokyo Olympics wrap up, our KSL TV team has been able to visit several important religious and cultural sites in Japan, including one that is important to member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — the Tokyo Japan Temple.
We have had possibly more athletes with Utah ties represented in Tokyo than during any other Summer Olympics before, but it's not just athletes going to the Games. KSL TV's Alex Cabrero spoke with a Kaysville chiropractor who is on the medical crew for the U.S. Track and Field team.
Many Utahns work in some capacity with the Olympics, beyond just athletes. A woman from Salt Lake City has been working with NBC since 2002, doing makeup for athletes and on-air hosts, while Utah-based company, OC Tanner, has spent more than 20 years creating customized rings for every American Olympian.
With the Olympic Games wrapping up, KSL Olympic Specialist Shara Park has been able to get out and visit some unique places in Tokyo. Shara, who loves to cook and be in the kitchen, was able to visit a place on her Japan bucket list — Kappabashi, also known as Kitchen Town.
Utah has always been known as a great place to train for winter sports. Now, it appears the secret is out internationally for summer sports as well. KSL TV's Alex Cabrero caught up with an athlete from another country who spent more than a month training in Utah right before the Tokyo Games.
Skinner's path to the podium was unconventional, to say the least, but how she got there really doesn't matter. What matters is that she seized the moment she was given and showed she deserved to be there.