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2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games

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Host City: Salt Lake City, United States (February 9, 2002 to February 24, 2002)
Opening Ceremony: February 8, 2002 (opened by President George W. Bush)
Lighter of the Olympic Flame: 1980 USA Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team
Takers of the Olympic Oath: Jim Shea, Jr. (athlete) and Allen Church (official)
Closing Ceremony: February 24, 2002
Events: 78 in 15 sports

Participants: 2,399 (1,513 men and 886 women) from 77 countries
Youngest Participant: CRO Ana Jelušić (15 years, 55 days)
Oldest Participant: ISV Anne Abernathy (48 years, 307 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): NOR Ole Einar Bjørndalen and CRO Janica Kostelić (4 medals)
Most Medals (Country): GER Germany (36 medals)

Overview

The roller coaster saga of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games began when Salt Lake City was selected as the host city at the 1995 IOC Session. Salt Lake City had bid for 1998 but lost out to Nagano, and its 2002 bid was so strong that the IOC needed only one round of voting to award the Utah city the bid, almost by acclamation. It was the first high for the city with Mormon ties, but the bottom of the coaster loomed ahead.

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Country Medal Leaders

Rk Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Germany 12 16 8 36
2 United States 10 13 11 34
3 Norway 13 5 7 25
4 Canada 7 3 7 17
5 Austria 3 4 10 17
6 Russia 5 4 4 13
7 Italy 4 4 5 13
8 France 4 5 2 11
9 Switzerland 3 2 6 11
10 Netherlands 3 5 0 8
11 China 2 2 4 8
12 Finland 4 2 1 7
13 Sweden 0 2 5 7
14 Croatia 3 1 0 4
15 South Korea 2 2 0 4
16 Czech Republic 1 2 0 3
17 Estonia 1 1 1 3
18 Bulgaria 0 1 2 3
19 Australia 2 0 0 2
20 Great Britain 1 0 1 2
21 Japan 0 1 1 2
22 Poland 0 1 1 2
23 Belarus 0 0 1 1
24 Slovenia 0 0 1 1

Athlete Medal Leaders

Rk Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR) 4 0 0 4
2 Janica Kostelić (CRO) 3 1 0 4
3 Samppa Lajunen (FIN) 3 0 0 3
4 Kati Wilhelm (GER) 2 1 0 3
5 Yang Yang (A) (CHN) 2 1 0 3
6 Jochem Uytdehaage (NED) 2 1 0 3
7 Frode Estil (NOR) 2 1 0 3
8 Marc Gagnon (CAN) 2 0 1 3
9 Stefania Belmondo (ITA) 1 1 1 3
10 Bente Skari-Martinsen (NOR) 1 1 1 3
11 Stephan Eberharter (AUT) 1 1 1 3
12 Yuliya Chepalova (RUS) 1 1 1 3
13 Sabine Völker (GER) 0 2 1 3
14 Felix Gottwald (AUT) 0 0 3 3
15 Claudia Pechstein (GER) 2 0 0 2
16 Thomas Alsgaard (NOR) 2 0 0 2
17 Kjetil André Aamodt (NOR) 2 0 0 2
18 Simon Ammann (SUI) 2 0 0 2
19 Andrea Henkel (GER) 2 0 0 2
20 Uschi Disl (GER) 1 1 0 2
21 Andrus Veerpalu (EST) 1 1 0 2
22 Sven Hannawald (GER) 1 1 0 2
23 Derek Parra (USA) 1 1 0 2
24 Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle (GER) 1 1 0 2
25 Jaakko Tallus (FIN) 1 1 0 2
26 Go Gi-Hyeon (KOR) 1 1 0 2
27 Choi Eun-Gyeong (KOR) 1 1 0 2
28 Apolo Anton Ohno (USA) 1 1 0 2
29 Jonathan Guilmette (CAN) 1 1 0 2
30 Kristen Skjeldal (NOR) 1 0 1 2
31 Olga Pylyova-Medvedtseva (RUS) 1 0 1 2
32 Viola Bauer (GER) 1 0 1 2
33 Mathieu Turcotte (CAN) 1 0 1 2
34 Kateřina Neumannová (CZE) 0 2 0 2
35 Sven Fischer (GER) 0 2 0 2
36 Frank Luck (GER) 0 2 0 2
37 Bode Miller (USA) 0 2 0 2
38 Liv Grete Skjelbreid-Poirée (NOR) 0 2 0 2
39 Ronny Ackermann (GER) 0 2 0 2
40 Renate Götschl (AUT) 0 1 1 2
41 Anita Moen-Guidon (NOR) 0 1 1 2
42 Evgeniya Radanova (BUL) 0 1 1 2
43 Yang Yang (S) (CHN) 0 1 1 2
44 Ricco Groß (GER) 0 1 1 2
45 Lasse Kjus (NOR) 0 1 1 2
46 Li Jiajun (CHN) 0 1 1 2
47 Raphaël Poirée (FRA) 0 1 1 2
48 Adam Małysz (POL) 0 1 1 2
49 Wang Chunlu (CHN) 0 1 1 2
50 Cristian Zorzi (ITA) 0 1 1 2
51 Matti Hautamäki (FIN) 0 1 1 2
52 Anja Pärson (SWE) 0 1 1 2
53 Magdalena Wallin-Forsberg (SWE) 0 0 2 2
54 Jennifer Rodriguez (USA) 0 0 2 2
55 Benjamin Raich (AUT) 0 0 2 2

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