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Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics

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.

  2002 Winter Olympics Medal Table  
1 Norway 135725
2 Germany 1216836
3 United States 10131134
4 Canada 73717
5 Russia 54413
6 France 45211
7 Italy 44513
8 Finland 4217
9 Netherlands 3508
10 Austria 341017
11 Switzerland 32611
12 Croatia 3104
13 China 2248
14 South Korea 2204
15 Australia 2002
16 Czech Republic 1203
17 Estonia 1113
18 Great Britain 1012
19 Sweden 0257
20 Bulgaria 0123
21 Japan 0112
22 Poland 0112
23 Belarus 0011
24 Slovenia 0011

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Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.


Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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