2002 in Sports - Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics

  • 2002 Winter Olympics takes place in Salt Lake City, United States
    • Norway wins the most medals (25) and the most gold medals (13)
    • Top performers include Janica Kostelić, Ole Einar Bjørndalen and Simon Ammann
    • A scandal in figure skating dominates the news.
    • Yang Yang (A) becomes China's first Winter Olympic gold medalist, winning two golds in short track speed skating.
    • Also on the short track, Steven Bradbury of Australia becomes the first Winter Olympic gold medalist from the Southern Hemisphere when a crash on the final corner of the men's 1000 m final leaves him the "last man standing".

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