“I think we all sort of felt, after September 11, that the Olympic Games have now more than ever a new significance, a reaffirmation of civilization and humanity. The world coming together in peace to pursue sport and high ideals.” — Caroline Shaw, chief communications officer, Salt Lake Organizing Committee

OLYMPICS CONTINUED
The VIII Paralympic Winter Games start Thursday, March 7, and go through Saturday, March 16. Nearly 1,100 athletes from 35 nations will compete in 35 medal events.

NEXT TIME AROUND
The Olympic Winter Games of 2006 will be held in Turin, Italy.