Winter Olympics 2002 is considered as the largest among all the Winter Olympic Games. There organized 10 more events than the previous Games. Almost 77 nations participated for Winter Olympics 2002. There were seen new records and broken previous record in field of games and also in broadcasting and marketing programs.
Winter Olympics 2002 Speed Skating (Feb 21, 2002)
Winter Olympics 2002 Speed Skating was held at Utah Olympic Oval. Winter Olympics 2002 Speed Skating event started from 9th February and ended in 23rd February. Ten events were conducted over these 14 days.
In men’s 500 m United States won the Gold and Bronze medal and Japan won the Silver medal. In 1000 m Netherland won the Gold and Silver medal and United States won the Bronze. In 1500 m United States, Netherland and Norway won the Gold, Silver and Bronze medal. In 5000m Netherland, United States and Germany won the Gold, Silver and Bronze medal. In In 10000 m Netherland won Gold and Silver and Norway won the Bronze medal. In 500 m women’s event Canada won Gold and Germany won both Silver and Gold medal. In 1000 m United States won the Gold and Bronze medal and Germany won The Silver medal. In 1500 m Germany won the Gold and Silver and United States won the Bronze medal. In 3000 m Germany, Netherlands, Canada won the Gold, Silver and Bronze medal.
Overall Germany secures top position in medal table with 3 Gold and 5 Silver medals. Germany fit in the second position with 3 Gold and Silver medals and 2 Bronze medals. United States secured third position with 3 Gold, 1 Silver and 4 Bronze medals. Google released the special doodle with portrayed the event with fox as a player.
Winter Olympics 2002 Curling (Feb 22, 2002)
Winter Olympics 2002 Curling event was held at Ogden, Utah and was organized from 11th February to 18thFebruary. The participating nations are Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and United States.
Among the above list of nations Canada, Switzerland, Sweden and Norway enters the knock out round. In first semifinal match Canada beats Sweden by 6-4. In second semifinal match Norway beats Switzerland by 7-1. Now in Gold medal match Norway beats Canada by 6-5. The participating nations for women’s events are Canada, Denmark, Japan, Russia, Germany, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and United States. Among these nations Canada, Great Britain, United States and Switzerland entered the next change. In first semifinal match Great Britain beats Canada by 6-5. In second semifinal match Switzerland beats United States by 9- 4. In Gold medal match Great Britain beats Switzerland by 4-3. So that’s the summary of Winter Olympics 2002 Curling event. Google released the special doodle with portrayed the event with Bunny as a player.
Winter Olympics 2002 Skeleton (Feb 23, 2002)
Winter Olympics 2002 Skeleton event was organized at Salt Lake City. It was after 54 years the skeleton event returns to Winter Olympics. Both men and women competed for a single day. The event held on 20th February.
In men’s Winter Olympics 2002 Skeleton men’s event United States, Austria and Switzerland won the Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively. In women’s Winter Olympics 2002 Skeleton event United States won both the Gold and Silver medals and Great Britain won the Bronze medal. Now let’s analyses the medal table. United States secures the top position with 2 Gold and 1 silver with total of 3 medals. Austria won second position with one Silver medal. Great Britain and Switzerland shared the third position with one Bronze medal. Google released the special doodle with portrayed the event with rabbit as a player.
Winter Olympics 2002 Closing Ceremony (Feb 24, 2002)
Winter Olympics 2002 Closing Ceremony was held on February 24, 2002. It was a royal end of a multi – sporting event, officially it is known as 19th Winter Olympics 2002. The opening ceremonywas on February 8, 2002 and during these days there were celebrative mood around Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
The music direction for both opening and closing ceremony was done by Mark Watters. Google released a special doodle after the spectacular tournament. The doodle contains the lightened flame and 3 players holding the medals. After this Winter Olympics some new records are created and old records are broken which give rise to new champions. The Google doodle really depicts the above idea. So its all in all great ending to the one of the spectacular event of 2002.