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The most memorable U.S. medal moments of the 2002 Winter Olympics

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 8 2012 2:04 p.m. MST

Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Competing in Utah gave U.S. Athletes the kind of home field advantage they needed to permanently etch a place for winter sports in the hearts and minds of Americans. Still reeling from the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, the country devoured the feel-good stories of the athletes who battled the world for Olympic glory in heart of the Wasatch Mountains. In 2002, the U.S. Olympic team won a record-setting 34 medals, nearly two and a half times as many as the country had earned in 1998. They shattered world records, capped comebacks and overcame odds to stand for one moment on a podium and be recognized for their achievements. Here are some of the most memorable medal moments from the 2002 Winter Olympics.
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