2002 Salt Lake City Winter

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  The city of Salt Lake City was chosen to host the XIX Winter Games of 2002 by the International Olympic Committee on June 16, 1995 against cities such as Quebec City, Sion and Östersund. This will be the first time that the state of Utah will hold the Games in the Mormon shrine, including their genealogy center.
Dates: February 8 - 24, 2002
N.O.C. participants: 77
Number of sports: 7
Number of contests: 78
Number of athletes: 2399
Men: 1513
Women: 886
Volonteers: 22000
Media: 8730
Opening: George W. Bush, US President
Oath: Jim Shea
Oath juges: Allen Church
Number of torch bearer: 0
Last torch bearer: L'équipe américaine de hockey sur glace, médaille d'or en hockey à Lake Placid en 1980
Bids towns: Östersund (SWE), Québec (CAN), Sion (SUI)