Olympic Winter Games 2002 / Ice Hockey
|Ice hockey at the
2002 Olympic Winter Games
|venue||West Valley City / Provo|
The E Center (8,599 seats)
Peaks Ice Arena (8,000 seats)
|Athletes||486 (326 , 160 )|
|date||9-24 February 2002|
|decisions||2 ( men / women )|
|← Nagano 1998|
For Mr. tournament was as in Nagano in 1998 through negotiations between IOC Hockey Federation (and International IIHF ) with the North American professional league NHL to ensure that the NHL took a break for the time of the Winter Games. In return, the big six ice hockey nations were set for the final round and only had to intervene in the action a week later.
In contrast to 1998, in 2002 the North American teams Canada and USA in particular took advantage of the advantages offered by the use of players from the world's best ice hockey league. The US men, like the women, could not use the home advantage to win the Olympics.
The games of the Olympic ice hockey tournament took place in two ice rinks in the Salt Lake City area : The 8,599-seat The E Center in West Valley City and the Peaks Ice Arena in Provo , which seats 8,000. The men's tournament was held from February 9th to 24th, the women's games took place from February 11th to 21st .
|Utah , United States|
Peaks Ice Arena
The E Center
Medal table ice hockey
(after 2 of 2 decisions)
- IIHF page on the current Olympic ice hockey tournaments (English)
- Women's Ice Hockey at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games on Sports-Reference