The Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games set attendance records for a Winter Games, selling more than 1.5 million tickets and attracting a daily average of more than 70,000 fans per day.
President Ronald Reagan hands the Paralympic Torch to swimmer Jan Wilson for the final leg of its journey to Long Island.
The seventh Paralympic Games (then known as the International Games for the Disabled) were held in Stoke Mandeville, United Kingdom, and on Long Island in New York. Wheelchair athletes with spinal cord injuries competed in the U.K.; amputee athletes, cerebral palsy athletes and visually impaired athletes competed in New York. American Marcia Bevard won six gold medals in swimming.