J2773

Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics, and celebrating its legacy, past, present and future

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Senate Resolution No. 2773

BY: Senator LITTLE

COMMEMORATING the 40th Anniversary of the 1980
Lake Placid Winter Olympics, and celebrating its
legacy, past, present and future

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to commemorate
those sporting events of historical significance which add strength,
vigor and inspiration to the quality of life in the communities of the
State of New York; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the 1980 Lake Placid Winter
Olympics, and to celebrate its legacy, past, present and future; and

WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion will be observed with a myriad of
events, such as a torch run and cauldron lighting, 1980s trivia games,
and themed parties, from February 13-23, 2020, recalling the Games which
have long been remembered for the heroics of the United States men's
Olympic hockey team's improbable win over the Russians, known as the
"Miracle on Ice"; speed skater Eric Heiden's five gold medals, in world
or Olympic record time; the Opening Ceremony; and the United States
figure skating team, dubbed the "Dream Team"; and

WHEREAS, Created by local groups such as the Lake Placid Business
Association, ORDA, ROOST, NYSEF, and other community members, the entire
village of Lake Placid, including the Olympic venues, will be on full
display during this community-wide celebration and more than 20
Olympians will participate in events available to the public; and

WHEREAS, Lake Placid is one of only three cities world-wide to have
hosted two Olympic Winter Games, 1932 and 1980; since then, it has
played host to annual World Cup events and other large-scale sporting
competitions; and

WHEREAS, This important legacy and its continuation has spurred
investment in the Olympic venues, further solidifying its place in
history as the Winter Sports Capital and to continue to nurture and
develop the Olympic dreams of future generations; and

WHEREAS, It also gives Lake Placid the opportunity to welcome large,
international events like the Winter World University Games and other
international sports competitions, which truly enhance the community;
and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those
sporting events which enhance the well-being and vitality of its
community and have shown a long and sustained commitment to excellence
certainly have earned the recognition and applause of all the citizens
of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the 1980 Lake Placid Winter

Olympics, and to celebrate its legacy, past, present and future; and be
it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Lake Placid Olympic Anniversary Organizing Committee.

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  • 07 / Feb / 2020
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 11 / Feb / 2020
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 11 / Feb / 2020
    • ADOPTED

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Resolutions, Legislative

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