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Finland at the 2002 Winter Olympics

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Finland at the 2002 Winter Olympics

IOC codeFIN
NOCFinnish Olympic Committee
Websitesport .fi /olympiakomitea (in Finnish and Swedish)
in Salt Lake City
Competitors98 (62 men, 36 women) in 11 sports
Flag bearerToni Nieminen (ski jumping)
Medals Ranked 8thGold 4 Silver 2 Bronze 1 Total 7
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1906Intercalated Games

It represents elegant snow crystal with bright colors-yellow, orange and blue. These are colors found in Utah landscape. Under image, at top of Olympic Rings, are Salt Lake 2002. Theme Transmitted By These Graphic Elements Is Three Times: Contrast, Culture And Courage. Contrast symbolizing landscape of Utah-from arid desert to snowy mountains; Culture that represents different cultures that make region exceptional heritage of America; and value that reflects spirit of athletes-very essence of Games. This theme follows feelings of Utah dwellers who want emblem to reflect diversity of landscape and heritage of their region, as well as Olympic spirit. Graphic designers were then contacted to find right way to translate ideas from local community into visual form. Creative exploration that result more than 1 200 projects. Gold And Silver Medals Weigh 567 Grammes And Are Largest Medals Ever Created. Bronze Medals Weigh 454 Grammes. For first time in Olympic history, medals vary for each sport, with 16 unique artists ' performances. In front of medals, athlete bursts of flames carrying torch, representing resilience of human spirit and power to inspire. Figure has triumphed over adversity and thus launched from ice and rock mountains. Olympic Rings anchor image of athlete, while theme of 2002 Games, light Fire inside is engraved on medal, marking first time vision statement of organising committee is included in medal. In back of medals, Nike, goddess of victory, has small victory leaf, symbolizing olive crowns that were presented to winners of ancient Olympic Games. Inside Nike's embrace is event illustration for which each medal is being present. Also printed on back of each medal is Salt Lake 2002 emblem and name of event. At base of ribbon loop is Roman numeral XIX, meaning XIX Olympic Winter Games. Medals Are Designed In Form Of Rocks Of River, Such As Those Found In Utah Streams And Rivers. Part modern and part rustic, they embody spirit of American West from forging of West to technological present. Each medal is finished by hand and is slightly different from other medals, similar individual rocks sculpted by water and wind.

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah-Governor of Utah and other officials announced on Wednesday that they have formed Olympic Committee in hopes of Olympic Winter games returning to SALT LAKE CITY after they host 2002 Winter Olympic games in SALT LAKE CITY and surrounding areas. Olympic bid would be for 2030 or 2034 Olympic Winter games. Main Reason SALT LAKE CITY Is Likely To Host Another Olympic Winter Games Is Due To Infrastructure And Facilities Already In Force Since 2002 Winter Olympics. As Utah thrills at possibility of hosting another Olympic Winter games, here is look back at some of best times of 2002 Olympic Winter games in SALT LAKE CITY.

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