2002 Winter Olympics

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XIX Olympic Winter Gemmes
Host ceetySalt Lake City, Utah, Unitit States
MottoLight The Fire Within
Naitions pairteecipatin78[1]
Athletes pairteecipatin2,399 (1,513 men, 886 weemen)[2]
Events78 in 7 sports (15 disciplines)
Closin ceremonyFebruar 24
Offeecially appened biPreses George W. Bush
Athlete's OathJim Shea
Judge's OathAllen Church
Olympic TorchMembers o the 1980 USA hockey team, led bi team caiptain Mike Eruzione

The 2002 Winter Olympics, offeecially the XIX Olympic Winter Gemmes (French: Les XIXes Jeux olympiques d'hiver) an commonly kent as Salt Lake 2002, war a winter multi-sport event that wis celebratit in Februar 2002 in an aroond Salt Lake City, Unitit States.

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  1. The IOC site for the 2002 Winter Olympic Gemmes gies figur o 77 pairteecipated NOCs, houever ane can coont 78 naitions leuking throu offeecial results o 2002 Gemmes Part 1 Archived 2014-01-03 at the Wayback Machine, Part 2 Archived 2014-01-18 at the Wayback Machine, Part 3 Archived 2014-01-18 at the Wayback Machine. Probably this is consequence that Costa Rica's delegation o ane athlete jyned the Gemmes efter the Openin Ceremony, or this is consequence that Puerto Rico delegation o twa athletes did nae stairt in the twa-man bobsleigh event.
  2. "The Olympic Winter Games Factsheet" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 5 August 2012.