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10 year anniversary from Salt Lake City Olympic 2002

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by NONKO, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. NONKO

    NONKO Active Member

    It has passed 10 years after Salt Lake City Olympic 2002.
    What an unforgettable moment!

    Alexei Yagudin, Congratulations on the 10th anniversary from Salt Lake City Olympic Gold medal!:rollin:
    Thanks billions for everything in the past.
    Wish he will be fascinating us in a future;)

    On February 12th, Salt Lake City Olympic Men’s SP.
    SP Winter


    Interview after SP


    On February 14th, Warm up before FP.


    FP Man in the Iron Mask


    Medal Ceremony


    Medal Ceremony at Olympic Plaza


    EX Overcome

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  2. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

    soooo... 12 years later and Sandra Bezic still has no clue on how COP works :shuffle:
  3. A.H.Black

    A.H.Black Well-Known Member

    Tonight KSL (Salt Lake NBC affiliate) is showing the 2002 opening ceremonies again. I'm enjoying it.
  4. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    Hard to believe it's been 10 years already.
  5. hermajesty

    hermajesty Active Member

    thanks so much for those lovely memories! I watched the men´s LP in the middle of the night (being in Germany...) and went to school the day afterwards, it was worth every second!! what a mesmerizing competition! :swoon:
  6. brina

    brina Well-Known Member

    10 years since I became a fan of skating!
  7. PetraP

    PetraP Member

    Thank you for such wonderful memories. Alexei is the best skater ever. Noone can ever reach his level.
  8. PashaFan

    PashaFan Well-Known Member

    My fave Olympics ever !.
    It had everything.
    I also had to watch in the middle of the night, so I remember being freezing cold & having to watch it with the volume low-so not to wake anyone up !.
    I spent last summer copying my VHS tapes of it onto DVD & watch them often.
    I so miss Yagudin & Abt.
  9. A.H.Black

    A.H.Black Well-Known Member

    Here in Utah, we stayed up till 2:30 AM watching the rebroadcast of the Opening Ceremonies. I miss Jim MacKay. The city never looked better. Great memories.

    I also remembered 10 years ago last night was the pairs free skate.
  10. quebecoise

    quebecoise New Member

    Same for me! and I am now a figure skater since 2003!
  11. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    SLC 2002 are the only Olympics (winter or summer) I ever attended, so they will always be special in my memory.
  12. Jammers

    Jammers Well-Known Member

    2002 the year the US became a winter Olympic power.
  13. Holley Calmes

    Holley Calmes Well-Known Member

    They're the only Winter Olympics I ever attended, or probably ever will, so they have such a warm place in my heart. Park City was so fabulous! Such beautiful country. And of course-beautiful Alexei. I saw a number of winter events, but nothing to compare with Alexei's win in terms of emotion and drama. I still have a tee shirt and lots of photos!

    Summer Olympics are so different...I went to the Atlanta Olys of course-I worked with them. They were also wonderful in their own way, but boy-do I have some stories!! :D
  14. mia joy

    mia joy Well-Known Member

    For me it was magic, mostly because it was the first Olympics I followed as a skating fan. I was so young and didn't really know shit about the rules, but I remember all the excitement. I remember it as something totally magical and unique.

    Yags was pure brilliance and pure talent. It's 10 years later and there hasn't been anyone even close to him ever since. Makes me really positive about that Yagudin was the best skater ever. You can go on all you want about how amazing Plush is for coming back again, but honestly, I would take a year of Yagudin over 10 years of Plushenko anytime. The man was perfection.

    The whole pairs drama was nothing but riddiculous for me. I didn't understand much of the ladies situation, but I remember me and my sister were totally pissed (I was a fan of Michelle, she loved Irina). Ice dance broke my heart because I loved D/V from day one. I still believe they deserved so much more in their career than they were awarded.

    The SLC gala is still one of my favourites. So many beautiful, memorable programs.
  15. Zokko!

    Zokko! Comansnala?

    Thanks for the sweet memories, Nonko!

    Is it really 10 years ago now? To me it seems like yesterday when I've spent almost the whole night on my sofa just to watch Alexei's victory ... and after that having some sparkling wine and nice twaddles/giggles on telephone with my skating friends. I was way too excited and overwhelmed to sleep then.

    Sigh, those were the days, when Olympic Men's competitions were Olympic Men's competitions and the resulting Olympic Champions actually were Olympic Champions ... :(
  16. BaileyCatts

    BaileyCatts Well-Known Member

    Care to start another thread and share some stories? I just luvs to read me some gossip, even if its 16 years old. :rofl:

    I can't believe that was 10 years ago! I distinctly remember watching the events like it was just yesterday, and its been 10 years! Amazing.
  17. PashaFan

    PashaFan Well-Known Member

    So agree !. Yagudin raised the standards so high, I've yet to see anyone who comes close. Also D/V were really robbed (I loved their 2nd compulsory & thought it was the best).
    I watched the gala a few day's ago. Yagudin was amazing. I really felt for Kwan's tears. I also thought it was nice that Elena & Anton skated later than Sale & Pelletier. There was a lot of respect between the two couples.
    Also BaileyCatts, we should start another Olympic thread. I went to the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 & Athens 2004-Very different games !
  18. NONKO

    NONKO Active Member

  19. unicorn

    unicorn Active Member


    Wondering what did those Russian commentators say about yagudin? I heard the female commentator already called him the olympic champion even before the scores came out. :rollin: