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08/02/2002 The XIX Olympic Winter Games open at Salt Lake City

Commonly known as Salt Lake 2002, was a winter multi-sport event that was celebrated from 8 to 24 February around Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. Approximately 2,400 athletes from 78 nations participated in 78 events in fifteen disciplines, held throughout 165 sporting sessions. Utah became the fifth state in the United States to host the Olympic Games. The ceremony was officially opened by President George W. Bush.


  • Essentials 

  • Host city selection 

  • Cost and cost overrun 

  • Medal table 

  • Highlights 

  • Opening ceremony 

  • 2002 Olympic Symbols 

  • Broadcasting rights 

  • Economic effect of the 2002 Winter Olympics 

  • Concerns and controversies 

  • Security measures