Mormon Olympics or Games as Usual?

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As Olympic athletes receive their medals next month in Salt Lake City, TV viewers will see the spires of the Mormon Temple rising in the background. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints built Salt Lake City, and it dominates the State of Utah with 70% of the population and 90% of elected officials. But despite its reputation for missionary zeal, the Church will be playing it low key our of concern that too much attention could create a backlash. We hear more about the church and its possible influence on the Winter Olympic Games from current and former members of the church, a professor of religious study, and a Salt Lake City business consultant.
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