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The Tribune relives the heady days of the 2002 Winters Olympics in pictures — with a daily gallery from the torch relay to the Opening Ceremony, from Team USA's medal haul to the fireworks-filled finale.

Feb. 19 • One of the premier events gets under way, with superstar Michelle Kwan of the U.S. taking the lead in the women's figure skating after the short program. It's a big day for the Americans elsewhere, too — speedskater Derek Parra sets a world record while winning the 1,500 meters, Park City native Joe Pack claims silver in men's aerials just a few miles from where he grew up, and Jill Bakken and Vonetta Flowers win the first-ever gold medal in women's bobsled, leaving Jean Racine to finish only fifth after her controversial decision to ditch two-time world champion brakewoman Jen Davidson shortly before the Games. The U.S. and Canada each wins a semifinal to book a date in the women's hockey gold-medal game.