The Salt Lake City: Salt Lake City is the state capital of the state Utah . Salt Lake City is also the most populous city of Utah . Salt Lake City is located in the Salt Lake valley . Temple Square, Mormon Tabernacle, Mormon Temple, Beehive House, Family History Library, Pioneer Memorial Museum, Utah State Capitol, Cathedral of the Madeleine, Utah Museum of Fine Arts and Hansen Planetarium are some places of interest in Salt Lake City .
The Nineteenth Winter Olympics: The 2002 Winter Olympics were officially known as the X IX Olympic Winter Games. The games were held in Salt Lake City, Utah in United States.
Venue: 2002 Winter Summer Games were held at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah in United States . Rice-Eccles Stadium is a football stadium in the campus of University of Utah . The stadium was used to hold the opening and closing ceremonies of the nineteenth Winter Summer Games in 2002.
Participants: 2399 participants competed in the 2002 Winter Summer Games . The 77 countries which participated in the Games were Armenia, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jamaica, Jordon, Kenya, DPR Korea, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, FYR Macedonia, Mexico, Monaco, Moldova, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Senegal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Yugoslavia and Virgin Islands.
Events: There were 78 events in 7 sports in the nineteenth Winter Summer Games in 2002. The sports included were alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, figure skating, free style skiing, ice hockey, luge, cross-country skiing, curling, Nordic combined, snowboarding, ski jumping, skeleton, short track speed skating and speed skating.
Medal Count: Germany won the highest number of medals with 36 medals in total ( 12 gold, 16 silver, 8 bronze medals) . USA, the host country won total 34 medals with 10 gold, 13 silver and 11 bronze medals.
A Brief Description of the Salt Lake City, Utah, United States Winter Summer Games, 2002: The nineteenth Winter Summer Games were held from 8 th February to 24 th February in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. The games were officially opened by President George W. Bush. The athletes uttered the Olympic oath led by Jim Shea. The judges took the Olympic oath led by Allen Church . In the stadium the Olympic Flame was lit by members of the 1980 men's ice hockey team led by team captain Mike Eruzione.