ABSTRACT

Managing the Public Health Impacts of Hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics   [open pdf - 42KB]

"The Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics and Paralympics were the largest mass gatherings to occur in the United States since the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. During the Olympics, a six county area in Utah experienced an average population increase of 100,000 people per day over a 17 day period. In addition, an estimated 3.5 billion people around the world watched some portion of the 2002 Olympics on television each day, bringing international press attention and creating a high profile potential platform for terrorist activity. Lessons learned from this event can provide valuable information for communities hosting other large-scale events including religious and political gatherings, music festivals, and sports competitions that challenge local public health capacity due to attendance, duration, health risks, and security concerns."

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2002
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Public Domain
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http://www.osophs.dhhs.gov/ophs/BestPractice/UT_olympics.htm
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pdf
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application/pdf
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U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Best Practice Initiative
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