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Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective

Hosted by Christian Napier, Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective gives listeners a "back of house" or behind the scenes look into the planning and delivery of the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter and Paralympic Winter Games, through interviews with the very people who organized them.

See below for the Spotify playlist and the list of favorite restaurants!

Email if you want to share your story as a SLOC staff member, contractor or volunteer!

Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective - Spotify Playlist

Do you have a song that, when you hear it, brings back memories of working on the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter and Paralympic Winter Games?

The playlist includes songs nominated by former SLOC staff, volunteers and contractors that helped deliver the Games and shared their stories on the podcast. Click to listen in Spotify and don't forget to follow the playlist!

Scroll down to see a map of SLOC workforce favorite restaurants, or scroll up to listen to the podcast.

If you would like to participate in the Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective project please email

Songs not on Spotify (links to YouTube)

Moulin Rouge | Come What May (Techno Remix)

Aretha Franklin | Carry the Flame

Peter Graves (announcer) | Salt Lake 2002 Opening Ceremony

Bryn Terfel, London Symphony Orchestra | Going Home

Other Songs

Light The DreamMormon Tabernacle Choir
00:00 / 02:16
Olympic Medals Plaza Fire & Ice OverturePierre Földes, Michael Montes
00:00 / 05:56

Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective - Favorite Restaurants

Eateries since closed (and other nominations)

The Globe Cafe

The Lazy Moon Saloon


The Royal Eatery (now Apollo Burger)


Tokyo Boys

European Connection

Mountain Air Cafe (Park City - now Squatters)


The Mikado

Cafe Trang (the old Crane building location)

The Crocodile Lounge

Tuscany (in the Avenues)

Big City Soup

Moose Lodge

Natalie Moldover's Jerk Chicken (nominated by Roger Baugh)

Wasatch Brewing Company (now in Sugarhouse)

Macaroni Grill (now by Fashion Place Mall)

Big Ass Coffee

Boston Deli (old location - nearby location on map)

The Trolley Wing Company

Texaco Station at Kimball Jct exit

The Metropolitan

Port O'Call

Baci | Cafe Pierpont | The New Yorker


Rancho Bowling Lanes

Wings & Things

The Beehive

Iggy's Sports Grill

Big City Soup

Taco Carts

Kenji's Teriyaki


Team Performance - Winning Ways for Uncertain Times

Hosts Spencer Horn and Christian Napier discuss how the coronavirus (COVID-19) and an earthquake in Utah have literally shifted the landscape for teamwork. For many, these uncertain times provide an opportunity to push the reset button; to question every "as-is" business practice; to find new, innovative ways to collaborate; and to build a foundation for a bright future.

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