Brief by Central Staff
Olympics – March 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine –
On Feb. 1, the Olympic Torch came through Central Colorado on its way to the Feb. 8 opening of the winter games in Salt Lake City. Along the way, it drew big crowds at celebrations in Buena Vista and Leadville, where burro racer Tom Sobal carried the torch on snowshoes.
Winter Olympic torch going through Buena Vista on Feb. 1, 2002