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The third thing is to maintain programs that utilize the facilities – getting kids into bobsleigh and luge, ski jumping and other sports. A 10-20 year plan to build the sport is also needed.

Wright pointed out the recent success of Canada’s speed skaters is due in large part to the speed skating oval built for the Calgary Olympics.

Wright also mentioned that the bobsleigh and luge track appears to be less of a post-Games issue than the speed skating oval, as the international federation governing bobsleigh and luge would like to see at least two more tracks built in North America so it can have a North American circuit. Also, at Salt Lake City and Calgary, bobsleigh rides with a professional driver are popular tourist attractions.

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