Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake City 2002

The XIX Olmypic Winter Games, held in Salt Lake City, gathered athletes from 77 NOCs, who competed in 78 events in 15 sports. Among 2,399 competitors, of whom 886 were women, there were also 14 Croatian athletes, who competed in alpine and nordic skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh and figure skating. 8,730 media members (2,661 print and 6,069 broadcast media members) covered the Games. There were 22,000 volunteers. U.S. president George W. Bush opened the Games and the U.S. gold medal-winning ice hockey team from 1980 Lake Placid Olympi Games lit the Olympic flame. Skeleton athlete Jim Shea took the Olympic Oath on behalf of the athletes and alpine skiing referee Allen Churs on behalf of all officials.

Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Janica Kostelić 
                    At the Closing Ceremony: Ivan Šola

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  • Janica Kostelić (veleslalom)
    1.mjesto   Sport: Alpsko skijanje   Natjecanje: ZOI Salt Lake City 2002
  • Janica Kostelić (kombinacija)
    1.mjesto   Sport: Alpsko skijanje   Natjecanje: ZOI Salt Lake City 2002
  • Janica Kostelić (slalom)
    1.mjesto   Sport: Alpsko skijanje   Natjecanje: ZOI Salt Lake City 2002
  • Janica Kostelić (superveleslalom)
    2.mjesto   Sport: Alpsko skijanje   Natjecanje: ZOI Salt Lake City 2002

At the XIX Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, the world got to know the new skiing queen Janica Kostelić in full swing, winning as many as four Olympic medals  – three gold medals and one silver. In the crammed competition schedule of the Games, Janica decided to skip the downhill to fully focus on the combined, in which she was considered the favourite.

Chef de Mission: Darko Dujmović
ATHLETES: Alpine skiing: Janica Kostelić, Nika Fleiss, Ana Jelušić, Ivica Kostelić
                   Biathlon: Žarko Galjanić
                   Bobsleigh: Ivan Šola, Boris Lovrić, Đuliano Koludra, Niki Drpić, Igor Boraska

Alpine skiing, Women
Slalom
Janica Kostelić - gold medal
1:64.10 (52.14 / 53.96)
Final rank: 1st place