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SBJ/February 4 - 10, 2002/Special Report
Hosting the Games
Published February 4, 2002
The opening of the 2002 Olympics culminates years of preparation for the Salt Lake City-area venues hosting the Games. The Salt Lake Organizing Committee has spent $220 million, or 17.3 percent of its $1.27 billion budget, to upgrade local facilities that will host a record 165 competitions in the coming weeks. It's the largest sporting program in Winter Olympics history, with 78 events (10 more than in 1998) in 15 disciplines and seven sports. In all, $600 million was spent on facilities and infrastructure for the Games. Listed below are venues that will be used for the 2002 Winter Olympics and the subsequent Paralympic Games and how much was spent to make each site Olympic-ready.