at the XIX Olympic Winter Games
|Venue|| Snowbasin |
(downhill, super-G, combined),
Park City (giant slalom),
Deer Valley (slalom),
Utah, United States
|Dates||February 10–23, 2002|
|No. of events||10|
|Competitors||278 (157 men, 121 women) from 57 nations|
| Alpine skiing at the|
2002 Winter Olympics
Alpine skiing at the 2002 Winter Olympics consisted of ten events held February 10–23 in the United States near Salt Lake City, Utah. The downhill, super-G, and combined events were held at Snowbasin, the giant slaloms at Park City, and the slaloms at adjacent Deer Valley.
|6||United States (USA)||0||2||0||2|
|Totals (9 nations)||10||10||10||30|
|Downhill|| Fritz Strobl |
|1:39.13|| Lasse Kjus |
|1:39.35|| Stephan Eberharter |
|Combined|| Kjetil André Aamodt |
|3:17.56|| Bode Miller |
|3:17.84|| Benjamin Raich |
|Super-G|| Kjetil André Aamodt |
|1:21.58|| Stephan Eberharter |
|1:21.68|| Andreas Schifferer |
|Giant slalom|| Stephan Eberharter |
|2:23.28|| Bode Miller |
|2:24.16|| Lasse Kjus |
|Slalom|| Jean-Pierre Vidal |
|1:41.06|| Sébastien Amiez |
|1:41.82|| Benjamin Raich |
|Downhill|| Carole Montillet |
|1:39.56|| Isolde Kostner |
|1:40.01|| Renate Götschl |
|Combined|| Janica Kostelić |
|2:43.28|| Renate Götschl |
|2:44.77|| Martina Ertl |
|Super-G|| Daniela Ceccarelli |
|1:13.59|| Janica Kostelić |
|1:13.64|| Karen Putzer |
|Giant slalom|| Janica Kostelić |
|2:30.01|| Anja Pärson |
|2:31.33|| Sonja Nef |
|Slalom|| Janica Kostelić |
|1:46.10|| Laure Pequegnot |
|1:46.17|| Anja Pärson |
Forty-nine nations competed in the alpine skiing events at Salt Lake City.
|Sun 10 Feb||Downhill – men||2,831 m (9,288 ft)||1,948 m (6,391 ft)||883 m (2,897 ft)||2.860 km (1.777 mi)||30.9%|
|Tue 12 Feb||Downhill – women||2,748 m (9,016 ft)||1,948 m (6,391 ft)||800 m (2,625 ft)||2.694 km (1.674 mi)||29.7%|
|Wed 13 Feb||Downhill (K) – men||2,787 m (9,144 ft)||1,948 m (6,391 ft)||839 m (2,753 ft)||2.679 km (1.665 mi)||31.3%|
|Thu 14 Feb||Downhill (K) – women||2,655 m (8,711 ft)||1,948 m (6,391 ft)||707 m (2,320 ft)||2.237 km (1.390 mi)||31.6%|
|Sat 16 Feb||Super-G – men||2,596 m (8,517 ft)||1,948 m (6,391 ft)||648 m (2,126 ft)||2.068 km (1.285 mi)||31.3%|
|Sun 17 Feb||Super-G – women||2,548 m (8,360 ft)||1,948 m (6,391 ft)||600 m (1,969 ft)||1.944 km (1.208 mi)||30.9%|
|Thu 21 Feb||Giant slalom – men||2,510 m (8,235 ft)||2,120 m (6,955 ft)||390 m (1,280 ft)|
|Fri 22 Feb||Giant slalom – women||2,510 m (8,235 ft)||2,120 m (6,955 ft)||390 m (1,280 ft)|
|Sat 23 Feb||Slalom – men||2,488 m (8,163 ft)||2,274 m (7,461 ft)||214 m (702 ft)|
|Wed 20 Feb||Slalom – women||2,488 m (8,163 ft)||2,274 m (7,461 ft)||214 m (702 ft)|
|Wed 13 Feb||Slalom (K) – men||2,113 m (6,932 ft)||1,948 m (6,391 ft)||165 m (541 ft)|
|Thu 14 Feb||Slalom (K) – women||2,100 m (6,890 ft)||1,948 m (6,391 ft)||152 m (499 ft)|
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