Winter Olympics 2002 was held at Salt Lake City. The host city selection was taken at the 104th IOC Session on June 16, 1995 in Budapest, Hungary. The hosting was happened by overcoming Quebec City, Switzerland, Ostersund, Canada and Sweden.
Winter Olympics 2002 Google Doodle Pairs Skating (Feb 17, 2002)
Winter Olympics 2002 Pairs Skating event was held as a category of event in Figure skating. The event was held Delta Center now it is known as Energy Solutions Arena. The events are organized from 9th February to 21st February.
Pair skating is a subcategory event in Figure skating. Other subcategories of events are Men’s single event, Women’s single event and Ice Dancing. Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze of Russia and Jamie Salee and David Pelletier of Canada won the Gold medal. In Winter Olympics 2002 Pairs Skating Silver medal is not awarded. Bronze medal goes to Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo. As we consider the overall performance of teams in Figure skating, Russia dominated with 2 Gold and 3 Silver medals. United States secure second position with 1 Gold and 2 Bronze medals. Canada takes third position with a single Gold medal.Google released a special doodle on February 17, 2002. Google doodle pictured the sporting event with rabbit and bunny as players.
Winter Olympics 2002 Google Doodle Hockey (Feb 18, 2002)
Winter Olympics 2002 Hockey tournament was held at E Center in West Valley City and Peaks Ice Arena in Provo, Utah. There were 16 teams competed each other in the tournament. The 16 teams are divided in to 4 groups Group A, B, C, D.
For men’s Hockey, Group A contains Germany, Latvia, Austria and Slovakia. Group B contains Belarus, Ukraine, Switzerland and France. Group C contains Sweden, Czech Republic, Canada and Germany. Group D contains United States, Finland, Russia and Belarus. From this list of teams Russia, United States, Canada and Belarus entered the semifinals. In first semifinal match United States beats Russia by 3-2. In second Semifinal Canada beats Belarus by 7-1. In finals Canada won by beating United States by 5-2.
For women’s Hockey Group From this list of team participated, United States, Canada, Sweden, Finland enters to Semifinals. In first Semifinal match United States beats Sweden by 4-0. In second Semifinal match Canada Beat Finland by 7-3. In finals Canada beats United States by 5-2. So in both men’s and women’s Ice Hockey, Canada won the Gold by beating United States in finals. Google released a special doodle on February 18, 2002. The doodle pictured the sporting event with bunny as player.
Winter Olympics 2002 Google Doodle Ski Jumping (Feb 19, 2002)
Winter Olympics 2002 Ski Jumping events were categorized as Normal hill individual, large hill individual and large hill team event. There were about 5 teams participated in this event. In as Normal hill individual Switzerland, Germany and Poland won the Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively.
In large hill individual event Switzerland, Poland and Finland won the Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively. In large hill team event Germany, Finland and Slovenia won the Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively. Now let’s look at the overall medal tally. Switzerland secures the top position in the medal table with 2 Gold medals. Germany finds second position with 1 Gold and 1 Silver medal. Third position is taken by Finland with 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medal. Google released a special doodle on February 19, 2002. The doodle pictured the sporting event with bunny as player.
Winter Olympics 2002 Google Doodle Snowboarding (Feb 20, 2002)
Winter Olympics 2002 Snowboarding events were organized for five day period and is held at Park City. The Winter Olympics 2002 Snowboarding competition started from February 10 and ended on February 15. About 119 competitors from 19 countries participated in snowboarding event.
There are 2 main categories of events for men and women in snowboarding. They are called Halfpipe and Parallel Giant Slalom events. In Halfpipe event United States won all the 3 medals, Gold Silver and Bronze. In Parallel Giant Slalom event Switzerland, Sweden and United States won the Gold, Silver and Bronze medal respectively. When we analyses the medal table United States become topper in medal table with 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Gold medals. France comes in second position with 1 Gold and 2 Silver medals. Switzerland becomes third in medal table with 1 Gold and 1 Bronze medal. Google released a special doodle on February 19, 2002. The doodle pictured the sporting event with fox as player.