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Michael Knight, center, president of the Sydney Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, visits Friday afternoon with Gov. Mike Leavitt, left, and Frank Joklik, chief executive officer of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, at the Utah Capitol. Knight is also Olympics minister for the New South Wales government in Australia and is overseeing the 2000 Summer Games. He said there are similarities between those games and the 2002 Winter Games. "Obviously, we're not running the luge in Sydney," he told reporters after a private meeting with Leavitt, Joklik and Bob Garff, chairman of the SLOC board of trustees. "But we do have a lot of common problems and common issues." Those include providing security and transportation during the Games, as well as raising the money needed to cover costs. Knight is on an around-the-world trip with his family during the Australian school holidays. Before coming to Salt Lake City, he met with International Olympic Committee officials in Lausanne, Switzerland, to talk about tickets and with World Cup leaders in Paris to talk about security. He'll stop in Los Angeles to meet with Peter Ueberroth, the head of the 1984 Summer Games there, and IOC Vice President Anita DeFrantz, before heading home.