Samaranch visits 2002 Games site

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The Independent Online
Juan Antonio Samaranch, the International Olympic Commission president, has made a visit to Salt Lake City, Utah, the venue for the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Samaranch met with local leaders and attended a Utah Jazz NBA play-off game on Thursday. He was scheduled to complete his two-day visit yesterday.

After a quick tour of West Valley City's new hockey arena, Samaranch visited the Mormon Church president, Gordon B Hinckley, and then attended the Jazz-Clippers basketball game, which Utah won 106-86.

Samaranch's schedule also included a tour of the University of Utah campus and Fort Douglas where the Athletes Village is planned, a news conference and a helicopter tour of the mountain venues for the 2002 Games.