2002 Olympics: Ten-Year Anniversary

Opening Ceremony
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Opening Ceremony

The poignant ceremony was held at the University of Utah's Rice-Eccles Stadium on Feb. 8, 2002, five months after Sept. 11. The two most memorable scenes of the night were drastically different in volume. First, the American flag flown at Ground Zero was brought out amid pin-drop silence. The crowd erupted later when Mike Eruzione and the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team emerged to light the cauldron.

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