2002 Winter Olympics/Mormons

Howard Berkes
* NPR Correspondent based in Salt Lake City, Utah (covering sliding sports; Mormons and security issues)

Elizabeth Arnold
* NPR Correspondent (covering Nordic events; speed skating; subsidies and developers/developments)

Tom Goldman
* NPR Correspondent (covering hockey, alpine sports and drugs/testing)

Richard Ostling
* Author, Mormon America: The Power and The Promise (Harper San Francisco, 2000)

This Friday, all eyes will be on Salt Lake City, Utah for the opening ceremonies of the 2002 winter Olympics. It's an opportunity for over 150 countries to gather and compete in moguls, cross-country skiing, ice hockey and figure and speed skating. What sport are you looking forward to watching? Plus, Salt Lake City is home to America' fastest growing religion, the Mormons, will this affect the festivities?



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