Lessons Learned

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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.

Future Outlook/Challenges

  • 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

Constructive Criticism

  • 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