South Lake Tahoe, California

El Dorado County


South Lake Tahoe is a city in El Dorado County in the U.S. state of California, United States, with 24,000 inhabitants ( as of 2004) and is located on Lake Tahoe.

The geographic coordinates are: 38.94 ° N, 119.98 ° West. The metropolitan area has a size of 42.7 km ² and is located on U.S. Highway 50 and California State Route 89

South Lake Tahoe is the center of tourism at Lake Tahoe. On the outskirts there are some sandy beaches. At the east end of town is the border between California and Nevada. On the side of the place is called Nevada State Line and consists of several large hotels with casinos.

Olympic Preparation 1968

In the vicinity of South Lake Tahoe is the location 2249 meters above sea level ski Echo Summit: Here's a competition area with plastic sheet in 1968 for the U.S. athletes built on from 9 to 17 September 1968 the elimination matches for the Olympic Games 1968 took place. The area was selected because it is about as high as the Olympic city of Mexico City. Were one month before the Olympic Games in Echo Summit world records in 200 - in the 400 -meter run, situated in the 400 - meter hurdles and pole vault. A total of 193 athletes stayed in the summer of 1968 at Echo Summit.

After the Olympics, the plant was superfluous. It was dismantled and reconstructed as a sports field a middle school in South Lake Tahoe again. Later, she weathered and was no longer used.