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  2002 Winter Olympics
The 2002 Winter Olympic Games were held in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Prior to these Olympics, a number of I.O.C members were forced to resign after it was uncovered that they had accepted inappropriately valuable gifts in return for voting for Salt Lake City to hold the Games.
A feature of this Olympics has been the emergence of the so-called "extreme" sports, such as snowboarding, moguls and aerials, which appeared in previous Olympics but have captured greater public attention this year.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/2/20/2002_winter_olympics.shtml   (431 words)

  Olympic Cauldron Park
At the park's center stands the cauldron itself, a technological marvel of glass and steel that cradled the Olympic Flame from February 8 to 24, 2002.
The jolt of Opening Ceremony; the whirring rush of athletes in action; the cries of celebration and the hush of winter in its finest coat: all of the Olympic delight becomes spine-tingling once again in an unforgettable, 180-degree cinematic experience.
Tickets may be purchased at the Salt Lake 2002 Visitors Center ticket office.
www.saltlake2002.com /main.html   (357 words)

 NPR : 2002 Winter Olympics, A Special Report
Olympic officials -- seeking to thwart performance-enhancing drugs -- must determine which of hundreds of dietary supplements should be banned from use during competition.
Two Olympic hopefuls are going to court in separate cases to win spots on the U.S. Olympic team.
At recent Olympic trials for the biathlon -- an event that combines cross-country skiing and shooting -- several U.S. hopefuls were soldiers, training for the Olympics at a time of war.
www.npr.org /programs/specials/olympics2002   (2380 words)

 2002 Winter Olympics at AllExperts
The XIX Olympic Winter Games were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Prior to these Olympic Winter Games, a number of IOC members were forced to resign after it was uncovered that they had accepted inappropriately valuable gifts in return for voting for Salt Lake City to hold the Games.
During the opening ceremonies, Rogge, presiding over his first olympics as IOC president, told the athletes of the host country that their nation was overcoming the horrific tragedy and stand with them in their ideals.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/2002_Winter_Olympics.htm   (552 words)

 Utah 2002 Olympic Winter Games
The Utah Olympic Park near Park City was the venue for ski jumping, Nordic combined and the sliding sports of bobsled, skeleton and luge.
At the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center, the Alf Engen Ski Museum was built to preserve the rich history of skiing in the Intermountain region by providing a world-class facility, which highlights the many contributions made in ski area development, athletic competition, snow safety, ski innovation and ski teaching methods.
Due to its late selection as an Olympic venue in October 1997, Soldier Hollow was not originally part of the legacy package that had been established to fund and operate the Utah Olympic Park and Utah Olympic Oval after the Games.
www.utahtravelcenter.com /olympics   (1484 words)

 Winter Olympics Site: Not Even Bronze (Alertbox Feb. 2002)
Although the "International Olympic Committee" and the "official website" both sound promising, the actual Winter Olympics site seems the least likely, since its focus is apparently on promoting JavaScript.
The cascading menus that blink onto the screen when you move your mouse around are annoying and difficult to use for all users; they will cause severe difficulties for anybody with motor skills impairments.
Because the Olympics are a major news event, I was looking forward to seeing how well the site would fare with the 32 guidelines for the PR areas of websites.
www.useit.com /alertbox/20020217.html   (1131 words)

 usnews.com - Winter Olympics 2002
At the 2002 winter games, 77 countries were represented at the opening ceremonies, and the total grew to 78 on February 11, when Costa Rica's sole competing athlete, a cross-country skier, arrived.
A: The founder of the modern Olympics, the French nobleman Baron de Coubertin, was opposed to professional athletes at his games, which made their debut in 1896.
First of all, to be even considered for the Olympics, a sport has to be "universal," which means it has to be played at a minimum number of countries.
www.usnews.com /usnews/olympics/winter/articles/event020213.htm   (1419 words)

 Olympics - EnchantedLearning.com
The Greeks held the first Olympic games in the year 776 BC (over 2700 years ago), and had only one event, a sprint (a short run that was called the "stade").
At the end of an Olympics, the mayor of the host-city presents the flag to the mayor of the next host-city.
For each Olympics, a new flame is started in the ancient Olympic stadium in Olympia, Elis, Greece, using a parabolic mirror to focus the rays of the Sun.
www.enchantedlearning.com /olympics   (1311 words)

 Olympic Bobsledding | 2002 | Winter Olympics | Salt Lake City   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Each team has a driver who is responsible for steering the bobsled and a brakeman who pulls the brake to stop the sled at the end of the race.
This is the first Winter Olympics where women have competed in the bobsledding race.
She won three Olympic medals in luge and three world titles before switching to bobsled in 2000.
www.kidzworld.com /article/1764-olympic-bobsledding-2002-predictions   (280 words)

 2002 Winter Olympics
February 9-11, 2002 at Salt Lake City, rodeo enters the Olympic arena again in an event called the Cultural Olympiad Rodeo.
As of February 22, Norwegian athletes in the Winter Olympics this year have won a total of 10 gold medals, 7 silver medals, and 4 bronze medals with their cold-weather prowess.
Norwegians have participated in all of the Olympic Winter Games (19 total), but have only claimed a ten gold medal victory twice before and#8211; once in 1994 and again in 1998.
www.suite101.com /reference/2002_winter_olympics   (204 words)

 BBC SPORT | Winter Olympics 2002 | Front Page
More doping offences overshadow the 2002 Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Salt Lake City.
The 2002 Winter Olympics come to an end with controversy still raging.
China's most successful Winter Olympian wins her second gold of the Games in the women's 500m short track final.
news.bbc.co.uk /winterolympics2002/default.stm   (393 words)

The modern Olympics were first held in 1896.
Nevertheless all those competitions reported, at one time or another, as Olympic medal events have been included here for the record, with those no longer regarded as official footnoted.
The Winter Olympics were first held in 1924.
www.london-olympics.com /olympic   (336 words)

 Sports Venue Technology - 2002 Winter Olympics - Salt Lake City
The venues for the 2002 Olympic Games were located in Salt Lake City and the nearby locations of Ogden, Park City, Heber City, West Valley City and Provo.
For the 2002 Winter Olympics, ISB had a team of 1,600 technicians, engineers and others handling the comprehensive and integrated tasks required of an OBO.
The Olympic Village on the University of Utah campus.
www.sportsvenue-technology.com /projects/saltlakecity   (2625 words)

 SkiCentral - Winter Olympics
Selected to host the Slalom, Mogul and Aerial events during the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Ski Jumping at the 2006 Winter Olympics will be held in the town of Pragelato, Italy from February 11 to February 21.
Coverage of the 2006 winter olympics in Torino, Italy.
www.skicentral.com /olympics.html   (203 words)

 Winter Olympics 2002
Winter Olympics Through the Years - This is a very good site with lots of information about what occurred at each of the winter Olympics of the past.
The History of the Winter Olympics - This site has a brief synopsis of what occurred at each of the winter Olympics in history arranged in order by time with where they took place and information about what medals were won.
Olympic News - Here you can find information about the Mascots for this year's Olympics, an Olympic trivia quiz and more.
sd71.bc.ca /Sd71/Edulinks/olympics/index.htm   (366 words)

 ipedia.com: 2002 Winter Olympics Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Prior to these Olympic Winter Games, a number of I.O.C members were forced to resign after it was uncovered that they had accepted inappropriately valuable gifts in return for voting for Salt Lake City to hold the Games.
Athletes in short-track speed skating and cross-country skiing were disqualified for various reasons as well (including doping), leading Russia and South Korea to file protests and threaten to withdraw from competition.
The Canadian women's team also defeated their American counterparts 3-2 after losing to them at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano and at all 8 exhibition games prior to the Salt Lake Games.
www.ipedia.com /2002_winter_olympics.html   (458 words)

 2002 Winter Olympics | Salt Lake City | Figure Skating Scandal | Ice Hockey | Olympic Snowboarding
This is the first time in Olympic history that there has been two golds, a bronze, but no silver medal in a competition.
Jamie and David became instant celebrities and were chosen to be flag bearers for Canada during the closing ceremonies.
The 2002 Winter Olympics brought out several freaky fashions from around the world - not including those shiny, skin-tight suits worn by lugers.
www.kidzworld.com /article/1824-2002-winter-olympics   (504 words)

 2002 Winter Olympics
The 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City were an astounding success.
There are introductory Olympic winter sports programs, public skating on "The Fastest Ice On Earth," tours of the Olympic facilities, tubing, cross-country skiing, public bobsled rides, ski jumping and freestyle aerial shows, 2002 Games exhibit and the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center/Alf Engen Ski Museum.
Salt Lake Olympic Committee's volunteer program had three phases with approximately 8,000 volunteers for pre-Game activities, 18,000 core volunteers for the Olympic Winter Games, and 6,000 volunteers for the Paralympic Winter Games.
www.utah.com /olympics   (256 words)

 2002 Winter Olympics - Olympic Highlight
The Olympics were full of surprises at every turn of the road.
With the skeleton back in the Olympic arena, a three generation family was the first ever to win gold in the same event.
Croatian Kostelic took gold in the slalom, combined and giant slalom and silver in the super-G. She is the first woman to win medals in the alpine races, and is one of only three individuals to ever win three gold medals at an Olympic Winter Games.
www.utah.com /olympics/highlight.htm   (1103 words)

 Winter Olympics Utah 2002
“The Olympic Flame is a tribute to the ideals embodied in the Olympic movement.
Once the Olympic Flame is ignited it is kept in a lantern that travels with the Relay.
The Olympic Flame is passed from torch to torch.
www.moabhappenings.com /Olympics/torchmeaning.htm   (469 words)

 2002 Winter Games
The 2002 Olympic Winter Games are now a part of history.
There were 70,000 visitors to the Olympic corridor a day, and the 15,000-seat grandstands at the venues routinely filled to capacity.
It is a chance for residents and visitors to rekindle some of the Olympic fun.
www.saltlakechamber.org /visitors_info/olympics.htm   (450 words)

 2002 Winter Olympics
In a shocking reversal of his first Olympic misfortune, the 19-year-old American won gold in 1,500-meter short track when South Korean star Kim Dong-Sung was disqualified for blocking Ohno with a half-lap to go.
The charges are related to the Olympic scandal involving French skating judge Marie Reine Le Gougne, who said she was pressured by French figure skating President Didier Gailhaguet to vote for a Russian couple in the Olympic pairs.
The scandal shook the Olympics and, in an unprecedented move, gold medals were eventually also awarded to the Canadians.
www.suite101.com /discussion.cfm/investing/74721   (3404 words)

 2002 Winter Olympics
Area residents share their experiences at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
While Jackie Dews claims she prefers to work behind the scenes, the spotlight definitely shone on her as she carried the 2002 Olympic torch through Union Street in north Jacksonville late last year.
Canada finally ended its agonizing 50-year wait to win the Olympic gold medal in its national sport, beating the United States as Jarome Iginla and Joe Sakic each scored twice in a historic 5-2 victory Sunday.
www.jacksonville.com /special/winterolympics   (444 words)

 Winter Olympics 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Most Olympic medal counts focus on nations, it is far more interesting to look at the bigger picture.
The worst things about the Olympics are the cheap nationalism of the audiences on site (in this case replete with jingoistic ape-like chanting of "USA") and the cringing nationalistic media coverage in every participating country.
The best moments of this Olympics were the victories in ice hockey of Canada over the USA in the finals (3-2 for the women and 5-2 for the men).
www.cambridge2000.com /memos/olympics2002.html   (154 words)

 Winter Olympics 2002 | csmonitor.com
As the Olympics come to the finish line, post your questions to the Monitor's Mark Sappenfield, reporting from Salt Lake City.
This seems to be a bigger factor in the winter games than the summer games.
The Monitor’s Mark Sappenfield points out a number of ways technical innovations make a difference in these winter games, from new ways to freeze ice, grooming the downhill slopes, to even more improved slap skates.
www.csmonitor.com /specials/oly2002/olyblog.html   (2041 words)

 NGS In the News - 2002 Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This effort was undertaken cooperatively with the Utah Council of Land Surveyors, the City of Salt Lake, Salt Lake County, and the University of Utah.
As well as commemorating the 2002 Winter Olympics, SALT LAKE 2002 is designed to showcase the important roles that geodesy, surveying, and mapping technologies play in our lives.
Long after the 2002 Olympics have left Salt Lake City, SALT LAKE 2002 will provide the means for Salt Lake City's surveying and mapping community to access the National Spatial Reference System.
www.ngs.noaa.gov /News/Olympics   (333 words)

 ClassBrain Holidays!
In the first Winter Olympics there were only 16 nations that competed in the games.
The Olympic Parade of Nations is a very important part of the opening ceremonies.
There are 15 sports in the winter Olympics including skiing, a biathlon, bobsleigh, cross-country, curling, figure skating, freestyle skiing, ice hockey, luge, Nordic combined, short track, skeleton, ski jumping, snowboarding and speed skating.
classbrain.com /cb_holidays/02february/olympics.htm   (569 words)

 2002 Winter Olympics at Dixie!
Olympic Games (official site) Learn about all the interesting places in the world where the Olympics have been held since 1896.
Olympic Sports (official site) All the sports in the summer and winter Olympics.
An Olympic games primer A short lesson in everything you need to know about the Olympics, past and present.
dixiesd.marin.k12.ca.us /dixieschool/Pages/2002olympics.html   (325 words)

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