2002 Winter Olympics bids

2002 Winter Olympics bids

Olympic bid|2002|Winter

Salt Lake City
votes1 = 54
runner-up= Sion, Switzerland
votes2 = 14
shortlisted1 = Östersund
shortlisted2 = Quebec City
venue = Budapest, Hungary
decision = June 16, 1995
Four cities made the shortlist with their bids to host the 2002 Winter Olympics (formally known as "XIX Olympic Winter Games"), which were awarded to Salt Lake City, on June 16, 1995. The other shortlisted cities were Sion, Östersund and Quebec City. The host city selection procedure to for the 2002 Winter Olympics will go down in history as one of the most controversial, in light of the scandal regarding the interactions of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Salt Lake City bid team. Nevertheless, Salt Lake City overwhelmingly won the right to host the Games, needing only one round to gain the absolute majority of the votes.

Final selection

Cities not shortlisted

*flagicon|Austria Graz
*flagicon|Spain Jaca
*flagicon|Slovakia Poprad-Tatry
*flagicon|Russia Sochi
*flagicon|Italy Tarvisio

ee also

*2002 Winter Olympic bid scandal

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