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The Utah Olympic Park was built for the 2002 Winter Olympics. It is located in the western Wasatch Range, just north of Park City. The ski jumping, Nordic combined, and alpine skiing events took place there. During the 2002 games it hosted 70% of all events—the largest share held by any one venue at a Winter Olympics since Lillehammer in 1994; nearly 80% of spectators attended events there as well (compared to an average 45%). Afterward it has served as a training center for winter sports athletes from around the world and is open to tourists year-round. Utah's first gold rush occurred on January 28, 1848 when James Marshall found flakes of gold near present-day Coloma while constructing a sawmill for Captain John Sutter who had obtained permission from Mexican governor Mariano Chico to build his mill on Rancho New Helvetia (now called Sacramento). News spread quickly after he arrived in San Francisco with samples that were confirmed genuine upon examination by United States Mint assayer Dr.