Bids for the 2002 Winter Olympics

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Bids for the
2002 (2002) Winter Olympics
XIX Olympic Winter Games
Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic bid logo.svg
Salt Lake City
Sion, Switzerland · Östersund · Quebec City
Committee IOC
Election venue Budapest
104th IOC Session
Missing location of the bidding cities.
Location of the bidding cities
Important dates
Decision June 16, 1995
Winner Salt Lake City (54 votes)
Runner-up Sion, Switzerland (14 votes)

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 cities shortlisted by the IOC Selection Committee chaired by Thomas Bach were Sion, Östersund and Quebec City.[1] 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 between the Salt Lake City bid team and International Olympic Committee (IOC) members; ten IOC members resigned as a result, as did Salt Lake City bid leaders Tom Welch and Dave Johnson. 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[edit]

2002 Host City Election — ballot results
City Country (NOC) Round 1
Salt Lake City  United States 54
Sion   Switzerland 14
Östersund  Sweden 14
Quebec City  Canada 7

Cities not shortlisted[edit]

Candidature files[edit]

See also[edit]