Winter Games Salt lake city 2002 Utah, USA 8 - 24 February

  • Host Nation USA
  • Sports 7
  • Duration 8 - 24 February
  • Competition Venues 10
  • Competing Athletes 2399
  • Competing Nations 78

Salt lake city 2002

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About Games

The Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games saw the expansion of the Olympic programme to 78 events, including the return of skeleton and the introduction of women's bobsleigh. 77 nations sent teams to the Games, and champions came from a record 18 countries. Norway led the way with 13 golds and their hero was undoubtedly Ole Einar Bjoerndalen who won all four men's biathlon events - the first biatlete to win four gold medals at a single Games.

China and Australia won their first Winter Olympic gold medals and Great Britain won gold in the women's curling and bronze in the women's individual skeleton.