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Ex-American downhill skier Bill Johnson is suffering after stroke

...U.S. championships at age 40, hoping to recapture those glory days and earn a spot on the squad for the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. Johnson wiped out during a practice run, suffering a traumatic brain injury that erased nearly a decade of memories...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-04-01/ex-american-downhill-ski
Figure skating, judging still draws criticism for lack of transparency

...can be offered as an explanation: Under the current points system, adopted after the judging scandal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, Sotnikova, 17, did exactly what she needed to come out on top."Today's figure skating comprises those evaluations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-02-21/figure-skating-judging-s
American sliding takes step forward after strong Olympics

...in doubles luge in 1998, and then came what was perceived to be a breakthrough ? eight, on home ice, at the Salt Lake City Games in 2002.In 2006 and 2010, combined, only three medals followed.But with a commitment to technology ? continued...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-02-24/american-sliding-takes-s
IOC president Thomas Bach is sure Olympics will go smoothly

...this is the last thing we all want to do."Bach said the security operation was comparable to that for the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, held just a few months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks in the U.S."There was very heavy security...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-02-03/ioc-president-thomas-bac
Bombings spark concerns about Olympic security

...terrorist group invaded the Olympic village and killed 11 Israeli athletes.Security rose to a new level at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, only five months after the Sept. 11 attacks. Improvements in technology, along with ever-present threats...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2013-12-30/bombings-spark-concerns-
Jilleanne Rookard skates to easy win at US trials in 3,000-meter

...of what I've done."The trials are being held at the Utah Olympic Oval, site of speedskating during the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. The men competed in the 5,000 later Friday, with three spots available for the Olympic team.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2013-12-27/jilleanne-rookard-skates
Salt Lake City has viable Olympic facilities over a decade later

...Kearns, where speedskating was held during the Salt Lake City Games, is still a valued part of the community. So is...team) were growing up in this area during the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. They were inspired to go for the gold, and the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2013-12-27/salt-lake-city-has-viabl
Overtime

...Olympic snowboarding champion, died Friday in a climbing accident on Mont Blanc. She was 31. Ruby won a gold medal in the giant slalom at the 1998 Nagano Olympics and a silver in the parallel giant slalom at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/05/30/oth_525889.shtml
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Out of retirement, U.S. skier eyes 2010 Games

...the first U.S. medal in a Nordic combined event. Lodwick was part of the 2002 team that finished fourth in the Salt Lake City Games. He was also fifth in the sprint that year and placed seventh in the individual, both all-time bests for an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/28/oly_505611.shtml
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Sport spreading in United States

...little attention to the curious sport with the clattering rocks until 2002, when it was the surprise hit of the Salt Lake City Games. But the Olympics were followed quickly by the off-season, and by the time the local curling sheet was frozen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/11/26/oth_106005.shtml
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