High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Russia competed at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. With a total of 13 medals, this was the worst showing by the country in the Winter Games. The Russian public believed that the judging was biased against Russian athletes. Many also criticized sports bureaucrats for the country's lack of training infructure and inadequate doping control measures. The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event that was celebrated in February 2002 in and around Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. The motto chosen was Light The Fire Within. Salt Lake City became the most populous area ever to have hosted the Winter Olympics but was surpassed by Turin four years later, which itself was surpassed by Vancouver in the 2010 Winter Olympics.