Winter Olympics of 2002
- the XIXe Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City were marked by an increase in the number of the tests registered with the Olympic program (78).
- Following the Attacks of September 11th, the security measures during the plays were particularly heavy.
Of the athletes of 18 countries - a record - gained gold medals
the skater speed on short track Yang Yang (A) became the first Chinese athlete with being crowned Olympic champion with the Plays of winter.
Scandal at the time of the competition of figure skating in couple: the French judge acknowledges to have been under influence to vote for the Russian couple. Two gold medals decreed for the first time in figure skating with the couples Jamie Salted & David Pelletier (Canada) and Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze, (Russia).
Croatian Janica Kostelic gains three gold medals and one of money in Alpine skiing, which makes of it the first skier gain four medals during the same edition of the plays.
the skater speed on short track Steven Bradbury is more surprising gold medal of the plays of winter. Arrived in semi-final thanks to the fall and with the disqualification of its adversaries, it is only fifth with a turn of the arrival, at the time of the finale. At this point in time a collective fall enables him at the head to pass the finishing line… to its great surprise. The complaints of its competitors will do nothing there: it brings to the Australia the gold first to the plays of winter of its history.
Sports and disciplines
the page of the Olympic Games of Salt Lake City in 2002 on the official site of the CIO
the official site
Simple: 2002 Winter Olympics
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