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Press director named for Utah Olympic Games

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Bruce Dworshak, who's worked for Olympic organizers in Los Angeles and Atlanta as well as a long list of other sport events, has been named director of press operations for the 2002 Winter Games.

He'll be responsible for running the main press center at the Salt Palace as well as the media facilities at Rice Stadium, the Delta Center and other Olympic venues.Dworshak is under contract to the Salt Lake Organizing Committee from Perelman, Pioneer & Co. of Los Angeles. He worked as a consultant to SLOC on press operations during the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano, Japan.

His experience in media logistics includes working in press operations at the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles and preparing for the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta.

Although he'll be working with the estimated 10,000 officially recognized broadcast and print media representatives expected in Salt Lake City for the Olympics, Dworshak won't be a spokesman for SLOC.

That job remains with Shelley Thomas, the organizing committee's senior vice president of public communications. Dworshak will report to Dave Johnson, SLOC senior vice president of Games.

Thomas described Dworshak's job as a "landlord" to the media tenants who'll work out of the organizing committee's facilities during the Games.

SLOC Chief Executive Officer Frank Joklik said Dworshak "has a tremendous understanding of the importance and relevance of a first-class support system for the media to cover the 2002 Olympic Winter Games."