What happened in the 2002 Winter Olympics?
The 2002 Olympic Winter Games bid scandal was a scandal involving allegations of bribery used to win the rights to host the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. Prior to its successful bid in 1995, the city had attempted four times to secure the games, failing each time.
Who lit torch in Salt Lake City?
The evening concluded with a lighting of the torch by two young Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls — Gabrielle Harris of Team Soldier Hollow Cross Country and Biathlon, and YiYi O’Brien, National Abilities Center Youth Adaptive Program athlete. The cauldron will remain lit through Feb. 12.
How did the 2002 Olympics affect Utah?
Endowment/Games surplus The 2002 Olympic Winter Games produced a surplus of $163.4 million, $59.0 million of which was paid back to the state of Utah per agreements between the SLOC and state and local governments made in the 1990s.
Who won the Winter Olympics in 2002?
the United States of America
Full results of the XIXth Olympic Winter Games at Salt Lake City, Utah in the United States of America from Feb. 8? 24, 2002….2002 Winter Olympic Final Medal Standings.
What was happening in 2002?
February 1 – Kidnapped reporter Daniel Pearl of The Wall Street Journal is murdered in Karachi, Pakistan. February 3 – Super Bowl XXXVI: The New England Patriots beat the St. Louis Rams 20–17 in New Orleans. February 8–February 24 – The Winter Olympics are held in Salt Lake City, Utah.
When were the Winter Olympics in Utah?
2002 Winter Olympics
|Emblem of the 2002 Winter Olympics|
|Host city||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Opened by||President George W. Bush|
|Cauldron||Members of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, led by team captain Mike Eruzione|
How much money did the Salt Lake City Olympics make?
|Sydney Summer Olympics||2000||US$2.1 billion|
|Salt Lake City Winter Olympics||2002||US$101,000,000|
|Athens Summer Olympics||2004||US$14,500,000|
|Turin Winter Olympics||2006||US$3,200,000|
Who won the most medals in the 2002 Winter Olympics?
Biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen of Norway won four gold medals, while Croatian alpine skier Janica Kostelić won three golds and a silver, making them the two athletes with the most medals at the Games….2002 Winter Olympics medal table.
|2002 Winter Olympics medals|
|Most total medals||Germany (36)|
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What hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics?
Salt Lake City 2002
Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympic Games Legacy Discover the lasting legacy that this edition of the Olympic Games created for its hosts.