Winter Olympics 2002 Winter Olympics 2002


Salt Lake City hosted a star-studded Closing Ceremonies, but Canada’s celebration was even bigger Sunday. After a 50-year absence, Canada returned to the top of the men’s ice hockey podium to claim Olympic gold for the birthplace of the sport, defeating the United States 5-2.

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Photo Gallery: Gold medal game | Day 17
Canada erupts in honking, cheering pride
Team USA's top line stymied by Canadians

Day 17 Report
Team Canada and Team USA react, SI’s Michael Farber provides analysis and’s Phil Jones reviews the final day of the Games.
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The most memorable moments from Salt Lake City.

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Belmondo quietly caps Olympic career with silver.

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    Yagudin takes gold; Goebel wins bronze
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    Aamodt makes Alpine history with sixth medal
    Montillet crushes strong field to win downhill
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    Olympic Statitudes
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    Your guide to the biggest stories of the Games.

    Olympic Venues | Salt Lake Sites
    Check out photo galleries of Olympic scenes. Sport Explainers
    Click, watch and learn. All you need to know about the competitions. Quizzes
    Test your knowledge of each winter sport.

    U.S. Olympic Team
    Your guide to the athletes of the 2002 team.

    Olympic Venues
    Check out the 10 competition sites.
    Olympics Inc: The Bottom Line.

    Participation Statistics
    SI Olympic Almanac
    Olympic Timeline


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