DESERET NEWS, June 17, 1995: For the first time ever, a city bidding for the Olympic Winter Games beat its competition in the first round of balloting by the International Olympic Committee . . .

Fifty-four of the first 92 votes cast Friday afternoon went to Salt Lake City.DESERET NEWS, Dec. 31, 1995: The image of tens of thousands of people on the grounds of the City-County Building spontaneously erupting with joy on news of the successful 2002 Winter Olympic bid will forever symbolize 1995 for many Utahns.

DESERET NEWS, Dec. 21, 1998: Once seen as a squeaky clean campaigned, Salt Lake City is now the catalyst to overhaul how the International Olympic Committee chooses where the Games will go.

"After this scandal, I believe that the IOC as a whole must accept that the system needs to change and that we can't continue like this," IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch told a Swiss newspaper Sunday.

From the pinnacle to the pits, Utah's Olympic rollercoaster ride resulted in the biggest probe of Olympic practices since the modern games began. As the world awaits the 2002 Games, reform is under way from top to bottom. to prevent another debacle like the one that at least temporarily took the glow from Utah's Olympic venture.