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The 2000 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad and commonly known as Sydney
Sydney
2000 or the Millennium Olympic Games/Games of the New Millennium, were an international multi-sport event which was held between 15 September and 1 October 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was the second time that the Summer Olympics were held in Australia, and also the Southern Hemisphere, the first being in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1956. Sydney
Sydney
was selected as the host city for the 2000 Games in 1993. Teams from 199 countries participated. The United States
United States
won the most medals with 93, while Australia
Australia
came in 4th with 58. The Games cost was estimated to be A$6.6 billion. The Games received universal acclaim, with the organisation, volunteers, sportsmanship and Australian public being lauded in the international media. Bill Bryson from The Times
The Times
called the Sydney
Sydney
Games "one of the most successful events on the world stage", saying that they "couldn't be better".[2] James Mossop of the Electronic Telegraph
Electronic Telegraph
called the Games "such a success that any city considering bidding for future Olympics must be wondering how it can reach the standards set by Sydney",[3] while Jack Todd in the Montreal Gazette suggested that the "IOC should quit while it's ahead. Admit there can never be a better Olympic Games, and be done with it," as " Sydney
Sydney
was both exceptional and the best".[2] In preparing for the 2012 Olympic Games
2012 Olympic Games
in London, Lord Coe declared the Sydney
Sydney
Games the "benchmark for the spirit of the Games, unquestionably" and admitting that the London
London
organising committee "attempted in a number of ways to emulate what the Sydney
Sydney
Organising Committee did."[4] These were the final Olympic Games
Olympic Games
under the IOC presidency of Juan Antonio Samaranch. These were also the second Olympic Games
Olympic Games
to be held in spring and is to date the most recent games not to be held in its more traditional July or August summer slot. The final medal tally was led by the United States, followed by Russia and China
China
with host Australia
Australia
at fourth place overall. Several World and Olympic records were broken during the games. With little or no controversies, the games were deemed generally successful with the rising standard of competition amongst nations across the world.

Contents

1 Host city selection 2 Costs 3 Chronological summary of the 2000 Summer Olympics

3.1 Preliminary matches – from 13 September 3.2 Day 1–15 September

3.2.1 Cultural display highlights 3.2.2 Formal presentation

3.3 Day 2–16 September 3.4 Day 3–17 September 3.5 Day 4–18 September 3.6 Day 7–21 September 3.7 Day 9–23 September 3.8 Day 10–24 September 3.9 Day 11–25 September 3.10 Day 14–28 September 3.11 Day 16–30 September 3.12 Day 17–1 October

4 Sports 5 Calendar 6 Medal count 7 Participating National Olympic Committees 8 Venues

8.1 Sydney
Sydney
Olympic Park 8.2 Sydney 8.3 Outside Sydney

9 Organisation

9.1 Organisations responsible for the Olympics 9.2 Organisation of the Paralympics 9.3 Other Olympic events 9.4 Phases of the Olympic project 9.5 SOCOG organisational design 9.6 Volunteer programme

10 Marketing

10.1 The official logo 10.2 The Mascots 10.3 Sponsors

11 Medals and bouquets 12 Awards and commendations 13 Broadcast rights 14 In fiction 15 See also 16 Notes 17 External links

Host city selection[edit] Main article: 2000 Summer Olympics
2000 Summer Olympics
bids Sydney
Sydney
won the right to host the Games on 24 September 1993, after being selected over Beijing, Berlin, Istanbul
Istanbul
and Manchester
Manchester
in four rounds of voting, at the 101st IOC Session
IOC Session
in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The Australian city of Melbourne
Melbourne
had lost out to Atlanta
Atlanta
for the 1996 Summer Olympics four years earlier.[5] Beijing
Beijing
lost its bid to host the games to Sydney
Sydney
in 1993, but was later awarded the 2008 Summer Olympics in July 2001, and it would eventually be awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics twenty-two years later in 2015.

2000 Summer Olympics
2000 Summer Olympics
bidding results[6]

City NOC Name Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4

Sydney  Australia 30 30 37 45

Beijing  China 32 37 40 43

Manchester  Great Britain 11 13 11 —

Berlin  Germany 9 9 — —

Istanbul  Turkey 7 — — —

Costs[edit] The Oxford Olympics Study 2016 estimates the outturn cost of the Sydney
Sydney
2000 Summer Olympics
2000 Summer Olympics
at USD 5 billion in 2015-dollars and cost overrun at 90% in real terms.[7] This includes sports-related costs only, that is, (i) operational costs incurred by the organizing committee for the purpose of staging the Games, e.g., expenditures for technology, transportation, workforce, administration, security, catering, ceremonies, and medical services, and (ii) direct capital costs incurred by the host city and country or private investors to build, e.g., the competition venues, the Olympic village, international broadcast center, and media and press center, which are required to host the Games. Indirect capital costs are not included, such as for road, rail, or airport infrastructure, or for hotel upgrades or other business investment incurred in preparation for the Games but not directly related to staging the Games. The cost for Sydney
Sydney
2000 compares with a cost of USD 4.6 billion for Rio 2016, USD 40-44 billion for Beijing
Beijing
2008 and USD 51 billion for Sochi 2014, the most expensive Olympics in history. Average cost for the Summer Games since 1960 is USD 5.2 billion, average cost overrun is 176%. In 2000, the Auditor-General of New South Wales
New South Wales
reported that the Sydney
Sydney
Games cost A$6.6 billion, with a net cost to the public between A$1.7 and A$2.4 billion.[8][9] Many venues were constructed in the Sydney
Sydney
Olympic Park, which failed in the years immediately following the Olympics to meet the expected bookings to meet upkeep expenses.[10] In the years leading up to the games, funds were shifted from education and health programs to cover Olympic expenses.[11] It has been estimated that the economic impact of the 2000 Olympics was that A$2.1 billion has been shaved from public consumption. Economic growth was not stimulated to a net benefit and in the years after 2000, foreign tourism to NSW grew by less than tourism to Australia
Australia
as a whole. A "multiplier" effect on broader economic development is not realised, as a simple "multiplier" analysis fails to capture is that resources have to be redirected from elsewhere: the building of a stadium is at the expense of other public works such as extensions to hospitals. Building sporting venues does not add to the aggregate stock of productive capital in the years following the Games: "Equestrian centres, softball compounds and man-made rapids are not particularly useful beyond their immediate function."[12] In the years after the games, infrastructure issues have been of growing concern to citizens, especially those in the western suburbs of Sydney. Proposed rail links to Sydney's west have been estimated to cost in the same order of magnitude as the public expenditure on the games.[citation needed] Chronological summary of the 2000 Summer Olympics[edit] Preliminary matches – from 13 September[edit] Although the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
Opening Ceremony was not scheduled until 15 September, the football competitions began with preliminary matches on 13 September. Among the pre-ceremony fixtures, host nation Australia lost 1–0 to Italy
Italy
at the Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket Ground, which was the main stadium for the 1956 Melbourne
Melbourne
Olympics. Day 1–15 September[edit] Cultural display highlights[edit] See also: 2000 Summer Olympics
2000 Summer Olympics
opening ceremony

The 2000 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony
2000 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony
at Stadium Australia, on 15 September 2000.

The opening ceremony began with a tribute to the Australian pastoral heritage of the Australian stockmen and the importance of the stock horse in Australia's heritage. It was produced and filmed by Sydney Olympic Broadcasting Organisation and the home nation broadcaster, Channel 7.[13] This was introduced by a lone rider, Steve Jefferys, and his rearing Australian Stock Horse
Australian Stock Horse
Ammo. At the cracking of Jefferys' stockwhip, a further 120 riders entered the Stadium, their stock horses performing intricate steps, including forming the five Olympic Rings, to a special Olympics version of the theme which Bruce Rowland had previously composed for the 1982 film The Man from Snowy River. The Australian National Anthem was sung, the first verse by Human Nature and the second by Julie Anthony. The ceremony continued, showing many aspects of the land and its people:- the affinity of the mainly coastal-dwelling Australians with the sea that surrounds the "Island Continent". The indigenous occupation of the land, the coming of the First Fleet, the continued immigration from many nations and the rural industry on which the economy of the nation was built, including a display representing the harshness of rural life based on the paintings of Sir Sidney Nolan. Two memorable scenes were the representation of the "Heart" of the country by 200 Aboriginal women from Central Australia
Australia
who danced up "the mighty spirit of God to protect the Games" and the overwhelmingly noisy representation of the construction industry by hundreds of tap-dancing teenagers. Because Bibi Salisachs (the wife of Juan Antonio Samaranch, the IOC President) was seriously ill and not able to accompany her husband to the Olympics, former Australian Olympic Champion swimmer and member of the Parliament of New South Wales, Dawn Fraser, accompanied Samaranch during the Australian cultural display, explaining to him some of the cultural references that are unfamiliar to non-Australians. Formal presentation[edit] A record 199 nations entered the stadium, with a record 80 of them winning at least one medal. The only missing IOC member was Afghanistan
Afghanistan
(banned due to the extremist rule of the Taliban's oppression of women and its prohibition of sports[14]). The ceremony featured a unified entrance by the athletes of North and South Korea, using a specially designed unification flag: a white background flag with a blue map of the Korean Peninsula. However, the two teams competed separately. Four athletes from East Timor
East Timor
also marched in the parade of nations as Individual Olympic Athletes
Individual Olympic Athletes
and marched directly before the Host country. Although the country-to-be had no National Olympic Committee then, they were allowed to compete under the Olympic Flag with country code IOA. The Governor-General, Sir William Deane, opened the games. The Olympic Flag
Olympic Flag
was carried around the arena by eight former Australian Olympic champions: Bill Roycroft, Murray Rose, Liane Tooth, Gillian Rolton, Marjorie Jackson, Lorraine Crapp, Michael Wenden
Michael Wenden
and Nick Green. During the raising of the Olympics Flag, the Olympic Hymn was sung by the Millennium Choir of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
Australia
in Greek. Following this, Tina Arena
Tina Arena
sang a purpose-written pop song, The Flame.[15] The opening ceremony concluded with the lighting of the Olympic Flame. Former Australian Olympic champion Herb Elliott
Herb Elliott
brought the Olympic Flame into the stadium. Then, celebrating 100 years of women's participation in the Olympic Games, former Australian women Olympic medalists: Betty Cuthbert
Betty Cuthbert
and Raelene Boyle, Dawn Fraser, Shirley Strickland (later Shirley Strickland
Shirley Strickland
de la Hunty), Shane Gould
Shane Gould
and Debbie Flintoff-King brought the torch through the stadium, handing it over to Cathy Freeman, who lit the flame in the cauldron within a circle of fire. The planned spectacular climax to the ceremony was delayed by the technical glitch of a computer switch which malfunctioned, causing the sequence to shut down by giving a false reading. This meant that the Olympic flame was suspended in mid-air for about four minutes, rather than immediately rising up a water-covered ramp to the top of the stadium. When the cause of the problem was discovered, the program was overridden and the cauldron continued its course, and the ceremony concluded with a spectacular fireworks display.[16] Despite his record achievements as an Australian sprinter, Peter Norman was not invited chiefly because he had participated in an anti-racial protest during the awards ceremony for the 200m race in the 1968 Mexico
Mexico
City Olympic Games.[17] The AOC disputes that he was snubbed, stating that no other former athletes were invited and that Norman was offered the same chance to buy tickets as other former athletes were.[18] During the Sydney
Sydney
Olympics, a reporter from The Washington Post
Washington Post
found only one reference to Norman – an image on the side of a house in Redfern [a predominantly aboriginal area].[19] The house may actually have been in Newtown, where a mural of the awards event known as 'Three Proud People' was painted in Leamington Lane facing the railway adjacent to Macdonaldtown Station (see Newtown area graffiti and street art).[20] Day 2–16 September[edit]

Gold medallist Nancy Johnson (centre) of the U.S., raises her hands with silver medallist Cho-Hyun Kang (left), of South Korea, and bronze winner Jing Gao (right), of China, during the first medal ceremony of the 2000 Olympic Games.

The first medals of the Games were awarded in the women's 10 metre air rifle competition, which was won by Nancy Johnson of the United States. The Triathlon
Triathlon
made its Olympic debut with the women's race. Set in the surroundings of the Sydney
Sydney
Opera House, Brigitte McMahon representing Switzerland
Switzerland
swam, cycled and ran to the first gold medal in the sport, beating the favoured home athletes such as Michelie Jones who won silver. McMahon only passed Jones in sight of the finish line. The first star of the Games was Ian Thorpe. The 17-year-old Australian first set a new world record in the 400 m freestyle final before competing in an exciting 4 × 100 m freestyle final. Swimming the last leg, Thorpe passed the leading Americans and arrived in a new world record time, two tenths of a second ahead of the Americans. In the same event for women, the Americans also broke the world record, finishing ahead of the Netherlands
Netherlands
and Sweden. Samaranch had to leave for home, as his wife was severely ill. Upon arrival, his wife had already died. Samaranch returned to Sydney
Sydney
four days later. The Olympic flag was flown at half-staff during the period as a sign of respect to Samaranch's wife. Day 3–17 September[edit] Canadian Simon Whitfield
Simon Whitfield
sprinted away in the last 100 metres of the men's triathlon, becoming the inaugural winner in the event. On the cycling track, Robert Bartko
Robert Bartko
beat fellow German Jens Lehmann in the individual pursuit, setting a new Olympic Record. Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel set a world record in the semi-finals the same event for women. In the swimming pool, American Tom Dolan beat the world record in the 400 m medley, successfully defending the title he won in Atlanta
Atlanta
four years prior. Dutchwoman Inge de Bruijn
Inge de Bruijn
also clocked a new world record, beating her own time in the 100 m butterfly final to win by more than a second. Day 4–18 September[edit] The main event for the Australians on the fourth day of the Games was the 200 m freestyle. Dutchman Pieter van den Hoogenband
Pieter van den Hoogenband
had broken the world record in the semi-finals, taking it from the new Australian hero Ian Thorpe, who came close to the world record in his semi-final heat. As the final race finished, Van den Hoogenband's time was exactly the same as in the semi-finals, finishing ahead of Thorpe by half a second. China
China
won the gold medal in the men's team all-around gymnastics competition, after being the runner-up in the previous two Olympics. The other medals were taken by Ukraine
Ukraine
and Russia, respectively. Zijlaard-van Moorsel lived up to the expectations set by her world record in cycling in the semis by winning the gold medal. Day 7–21 September[edit] Controversy erupted at the Women's Gymnastics All-Around final, when gymnast after gymnast fell on the vault. Some gymnasts were physically injured, and all were shaken, but nothing was done to try to discover the reason most gymnasts were having severe problems. Finally, in the middle of the third round (out of four), it was determined that the vault horse had been set 5 cm too low – enough of a difference to throw off the impeccable timing of many of these world-class athletes. While athletes were allowed to vault again, the remedy did not fully repair injuries and shaken confidence. This situation led directly to the elimination of Svetlana Khorkina
Svetlana Khorkina
from consideration as the top all-around gymnast. The medals were eventually all won by Romanian gymnasts, with Andreea Raducan
Andreea Raducan
becoming the first athlete from her country to win the title since Nadia Comaneci in 1976. Teammates Simona Amanar and Maria Olaru took silver and bronze, respectively. This result also marked the first sweep of the event since the Soviet Union's in 1960. Day 9–23 September[edit] By rowing in the winning coxless four, Steve Redgrave
Steve Redgrave
of Great Britain became a member of a select group who had won gold medals at five consecutive Olympics. The swimming 4 x 100-metre medley relay of B.J. Bedford, Megan Quann (Jendrick), Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres
Dara Torres
became the first women's relay under 4-minutes, swimming 3:58 and setting a world record, claiming the gold medal for the United States. Day 10–24 September[edit] Rulon Gardner, never a NCAA
NCAA
champion or a world medalist, beat Alexander Karelin
Alexander Karelin
of Russia
Russia
to win gold in the super heavyweight class, Greco-Roman wrestling. Karelin had won gold in Seoul, Barcelona and Atlanta. Before this fight he had never lost in international competition, had been unbeaten in all competitions in 13 years, and had not surrendered a point in a decade. Day 11–25 September[edit]

Cathy Freeman
Cathy Freeman
after the 400 metre final

Australian Cathy Freeman
Cathy Freeman
won the 400 metre final in front of a jubilant Sydney
Sydney
crowd at the Olympic Stadium, ahead of Lorraine Graham of Jamaica and Katharine Merry of Great Britain. Freeman's win made her the first competitor in Olympic Games
Olympic Games
history to light the Olympic Flame and then go on to win a Gold Medal. The attendance at the stadium was 112,524 - the largest attendance for any sport in Olympic Games history. In a men's basketball pool match between the USA and France, the USA's Vince Carter
Vince Carter
made one of the most famous dunks in basketball history. After getting the ball off a steal, the 6'6"/1.98 m Carter drove to the basket, with 7'2"/2.18 m centre Frédéric Weis in his way. Carter jumped, spread his legs in midair, scraped Weis' head on the way up, and dunked. The French media dubbed the feat le dunk de la mort ("the dunk of death"). Day 14–28 September[edit] The Canadian flag
Canadian flag
at athletes' village is lowered to half-staff as Canadian athletes pay tribute to former prime minister Pierre Trudeau after hearing of his death in Montreal (Because of the time difference, it was 29 September in Sydney
Sydney
when Trudeau died). The Canadian flag
Canadian flag
flew at half-staff for the remainder of the Olympics, on orders from both IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch
Juan Antonio Samaranch
and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy, as the state funeral did not take place until 3 October. Day 16–30 September[edit] Cameroon won a historic gold medal over Spain
Spain
in the Men's Olympic Football Final at the Olympic Stadium. The game went to a penalty shootout, which was won by Cameroon 5–3.[21] Day 17–1 October[edit] See also: 2000 Summer Olympics
2000 Summer Olympics
closing ceremony

Olympic colours on the Sydney
Sydney
Harbour Bridge.

The last event of the games was the Men's Marathon, contested on a course that started in North Sydney. The event was won by Ethiopian Genzhnge Abera, with Eric Wananina second and Tesefe Tola, also of Ethiopia
Ethiopia
third. It was the first time since the 1968 Olympics that an Ethiopian had won the gold medal in this event. The Closing Ceremony commenced with Christine Anu
Christine Anu
singing her version of the Warumpi Band's song, My Island Home. She performed with several Aboriginal dancers atop the Geodome Stage in the middle of the stadium, around which several hundred umbrella and lampbox kids created an image of Aboriginal dreamtime. The Geodome Stage was used throughout the ceremony, which is a flat stage which is mechanically raised into the shape of a Geode. IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch
Juan Antonio Samaranch
declared at the Closing Ceremony,[22]

"I am proud and happy to proclaim that you have presented to the world the best Olympic Games
Olympic Games
ever."

Subsequent Summer Olympics held in Athens, Beijing
Beijing
and London
London
have been described by Samaranch's successor, Jacques Rogge, as "unforgettable, dream Games", "truly exceptional" and "happy and glorious games" respectively – the practice of declaring games the "best ever" having been retired after the 2000 games. The Olympic Hymn
Olympic Hymn
was sung by soprano Yvonne Kenny. The ceremony also featured performing artists such as Jimmy Barnes, INXS, Midnight Oil, Kylie Minogue, Slim Dusty, Christine Anu, Nikki Webster, John Paul Young, Men at Work, Melbourne-based singer Vanessa Amorosi, Tommy Emmanuel, and pop duo Savage Garden. The Games were then handed over to their modern birthplace, Athens, which succeeded Sydney
Sydney
as summer Olympic host city. Two Greek flags were raised; one to honour the birthplace of the Olympics, and the other to honour Athens. The ceremony concluded with a huge fireworks display on Sydney
Sydney
Harbour. The fireworks display itself concluded with a very low flyover of Stadium Australia
Stadium Australia
by an RAAF F-111C which performed a dump-and-burn manoeuvre synchronised with the extinction of the Olympic Flame. This created the appearance of the flame being carried away into the sky, flying in a northeasterly direction out across Sydney
Sydney
Harbour and ultimately towards Athens
Athens
in a symbolic handover. In honour of her gold medal win during the games, Cathy Freeman represented Oceania
Oceania
in carrying the Olympic flag, joining Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Desmond Tutu
(Africa), John Glenn
John Glenn
(The Americas), Kazuyoshi Funaki (Asia), Lech Wałęsa
Lech Wałęsa
(Europe), Jean-Michel Cousteau
Jean-Michel Cousteau
(Environment), Jean-Claude Killy (Sport), and Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(Culture) when it was raised again, at the XIX Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City; the opening ceremony there took place on 8 February 2002. Sports[edit] The 2000 Summer Olympic programme featured 300 events in the following 28 sports:

Aquatics

Diving (8) Swimming (32) Synchronized swimming (2) Water polo (2)

Archery (4) Athletics (46) Badminton (5) Baseball (1) Basketball (2) Boxing (12)

Canoeing

Sprint (12) Slalom (4)

Cycling

Road (4) Track (12) Mountain biking (2)

Equestrian

Dressage (2) Eventing (2) Show jumping (2)

Fencing (10)

Field hockey (2) Football (2) Gymnastics

Artistic (14) Rhythmic (2) Trampoline (2)

Handball (2) Judo (14) Modern pentathlon (2) Rowing (14) Sailing (11) Shooting (17)

Softball (1) Table tennis (4) Taekwondo (8) Tennis (4) Triathlon
Triathlon
(2) Volleyball

Volleyball (2) Beach volleyball (2)

Weightlifting (15) Wrestling

Freestyle (8) Greco-Roman (8)

Although demonstration sports were abolished following the 1992 Summer Olympics the Sydney
Sydney
Olympics featured wheelchair racing as exhibition events on the athletics schedule.[23] Special
Special
quarantine conditions were introduced to allow entry of horses into Australia
Australia
to participate in equestrian events,[24] avoiding the need for such events to take place elsewhere as had happened at the 1956 Summer Olympics
1956 Summer Olympics
in Melbourne. Calendar[edit]

All dates are in AEDST (UTC+11); the other two cities, Adelaide
Adelaide
uses ACST (UTC+9:30) and Brisbane
Brisbane
uses AEST (UTC+10)

 ●  Opening ceremony     Event competitions  ●  Event finals  ●  Closing ceremony

Date September October

13th Wed 14th Thu 15th Fri 16th Sat 17th Sun 18th Mon 19th Tue 20th Wed 21st Thu 22nd Fri 23rd Sat 24th Sun 25th Mon 26th Tue 27th Wed 28th Thu 29th Fri 30th Sat 1st Sun

Archery

● ● ● ●

Athletics

● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Badminton

● ● ● ● ●

Baseball

Basketball

● ●

Boxing

● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Canoeing

● ●

● ●

● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Cycling

● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

● ●

● ●

● ●

Diving

● ● ●

● ● ●

Equestrian

● ●

Fencing

● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Field hockey

● ●

Football

Gymnastics

● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

● ●

Handball

● ●

Judo

● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Modern pentathlon

● ●

Rowing

● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Sailing

● ● ● ●

● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Shooting

● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Softball

Swimming

● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Synchronized swimming

Table tennis

● ● ● ●

Taekwondo

● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Tennis

● ● ● ●

Triathlon

● ●

Volleyball

● ●

● ●

Water polo

Weightlifting

● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

● ● ● ● ● ●

Wrestling

● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Total gold medals

13 14 15 15 18 18 18 26 25 18 11 17 17 11 40 24

Ceremonies

Date 13th Wed 14th Thu 15th Fri 16th Sat 17th Sun 18th Mon 19th Tue 20th Wed 21st Thu 22nd Fri 23rd Sat 24th Sun 25th Mon 26th Tue 27th Wed 28th Thu 29th Fri 30th Sat 1st Sun

September October

Medal count[edit] Main article: 2000 Summer Olympics
2000 Summer Olympics
medal table These are the top ten nations that won medals in the 2000 Games. The ranking in this table is based on information provided by the International Olympic Committee.[25] Some other sources[26] may be inconsistent due to not taking into account all later doping cases.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total

1  United States 37 24 33 97

2  Russia 32 28 28 88

3  China 28 16 15 59

4  Australia 16 25 17 58

5  Germany 13 17 26 56

6  France 13 14 11 38

7  Italy 13 8 13 34

8  Netherlands 12 9 4 25

9  Cuba 11 11 7 29

10  Great Britain 11 10 7 28

  *   Host nation (Australia) Participating National Olympic Committees[edit]

Participating countries

Number of athletes

199 National Olympic Committees
National Olympic Committees
(NOCs) participated in the Sydney Games, two more than in the 1996 Summer Olympics. In addition, there were four Timorese Individual Olympic Athletes
Individual Olympic Athletes
at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Eritrea, Federated States of Micronesia and Palau made their Olympic debut this year. Afghanistan
Afghanistan
was the only 1996 participant that did not participate in 2000, having been banned due to the extremist rule of the Taliban's oppression of women and its prohibition of sports.

Participating National Olympic Committees

 Albania (5)  Algeria (47)  American Samoa (5)  Andorra (5)  Angola (30)  Antigua and Barbuda (3)  Argentina (143)  Armenia (25)  Aruba (5)  Australia (632) (host)  Austria (92)  Azerbaijan (29)  Bahamas (25)  Bahrain (4)  Bangladesh (4)  Barbados (18)  Belarus (139)  Belgium (68)  Belize (2)  Benin (4)  Bermuda (6)  Bhutan (2)  Bolivia (5)  Bosnia and Herzegovina (9)  Botswana (7)  Brazil (205)  British Virgin Islands (1)  Brunei (1)  Bulgaria (91)  Burkina Faso (2)  Burundi (6)  Cambodia (4)  Cameroon (34)  Canada (294)  Cape Verde (2)  Cayman Islands (3)  Central African Republic (3)  Chad (2)  Chile (50)  China (271)  Colombia (44)  Comoros (2)  Democratic Republic of the Congo (3)  Congo (4)  Cook Islands (3)  Costa Rica (7)  Croatia (88)  Cuba (229)  Cyprus (22)  Czech Republic (119)  Denmark (97)  Djibouti (2)  Dominica (4)  Dominican Republic (13)  Ecuador (10)  Egypt (89)  El Salvador (8)  Equatorial Guinea (4)  Eritrea (3)  Estonia (33)  Ethiopia (26)  Fiji (7)  Finland (70)  France (336)  Gabon (5)  The Gambia (2)  Georgia (36)  Germany (422)  Ghana (22)  Great Britain (332)  Greece (140)  Grenada (3)  Guam (7)  Guatemala (15)  Guinea (6)  Guinea-Bissau (3)  Guyana (4)  Haiti (5)  Honduras (20)  Hong Kong (31)  Hungary (178)  Iceland (18)  India (65)  Indonesia (47)  Iran (35)  Iraq (4)  Ireland (64)  Israel (39)  Italy (361)  Ivory Coast (14)  Jamaica (48)  Japan (266)  Jordan (8)  Kazakhstan (130)  Kenya (56)  North Korea (31)  South Korea (281)  Kuwait (29)  Kyrgyzstan (18)  Laos (3)  Latvia (45)  Lebanon (6)  Lesotho (6)  Liberia (8)  Libya (3)  Liechtenstein (2)  Lithuania (61)  Luxembourg (7)  Macedonia (8)  Madagascar (11)  Malawi (2)  Malaysia (40)  Maldives (4)  Mali (5)  Malta (7)  Mauritania (2)  Mauritius (20)  Mexico (78)  Federated States of Micronesia (5)  Moldova (34)  Monaco (4)  Mongolia (20)  Morocco (55)  Mozambique (5)  Myanmar (7)  Namibia (12)  Nauru (2)  Nepal (5)  Netherlands (243)   Netherlands
Netherlands
Antilles (7)  New Zealand (151)  Nicaragua (6)  Niger (4)  Nigeria (83)  Norway (95)  Oman (6)  Pakistan (26)  Palau (5)  Palestine (2)  Panama (6)  Papua New Guinea (5)  Paraguay (5)  Peru (21)  Philippines (21)  Poland (187)  Portugal (62)  Puerto Rico (29)  Qatar (17)  Romania (145)  Russia (435)  Rwanda (5)  Saint Kitts and Nevis (2)  Saint Lucia (5)  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (4)  Samoa (5)  San Marino (4)  São Tomé and Príncipe (2)  Saudi Arabia (77)  Senegal (26)  Seychelles (9)  Sierra Leone (3)  Singapore (14)  Slovakia (114)  Slovenia (74)  Solomon Islands (2)  Somalia (2)  South Africa (127)  Spain (326)  Sri Lanka (18)  Sudan (3)  Suriname (4)  Swaziland (6)  Sweden (149)  Switzerland (105)  Syria (8)  Chinese Taipei (74)  Tajikistan (4)  Tanzania (4)  Thailand (52)  Independent Olympic Athletes (4)  Togo (3)  Tonga (3)  Trinidad and Tobago (19)  Tunisia (47)  Turkey (57)  Turkmenistan (8)  Uganda (13)  Ukraine (230)  United Arab Emirates (4)  United States (586)  Uruguay (14)  Uzbekistan (70)  Vanuatu (3)  Venezuela (50)  Vietnam (7)  Virgin Islands (9)  Yemen (2)  Yugoslavia (111)  Zambia (8)  Zimbabwe (16)

Venues[edit] Main article: 2000 Summer Olympics
2000 Summer Olympics
venues Sydney
Sydney
Olympic Park[edit] Main article: Sydney
Sydney
Olympic Park

Olympic Stadium

Sydney
Sydney
Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

State Hockey Centre

Olympic Stadium: Ceremonies (opening/closing), Athletics, Football (final) Sydney
Sydney
International Aquatic Centre: Diving, Modern Pentathlon (swimming) Swimming, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo (medal events) State Sports Centre: Table Tennis, Taekwondo NSW Tennis Centre: Tennis State Hockey Centre: Field Hockey The Dome and Exhibition Complex: Badminton, Basketball, Gymnastics (rhythmic), Handball (final), Modern Pentathlon (fencing, shooting), Volleyball (indoor) Sydney
Sydney
SuperDome: Gymnastics (artistic, trampoline), Basketball (final) Sydney
Sydney
Baseball Stadium: Baseball, Modern Pentathlon (riding, running) Sydney
Sydney
International Archery Park: Archery

Sydney[edit]

Dunc Gray Velodrome

Sydney
Sydney
Convention and Exhibition Centre: Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Weightlifting, Wrestling Sydney
Sydney
Entertainment Centre: Volleyball (indoor final) Dunc Gray Velodrome: Cycling (track) Sydney
Sydney
International Shooting Centre: Shooting Sydney
Sydney
International Equestrian Centre: Equestrian Sydney
Sydney
International Regatta Centre: Rowing, Canoeing (sprint) Blacktown Olympic Centre: Baseball, Softball Western Sydney
Sydney
Parklands: Cycling (mountain biking) Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre: Water Polo Penrith Whitewater Stadium: Canoeing (slalom) Bondi Beach: Volleyball (beach) Sydney
Sydney
Football Stadium: Football Olympic Sailing Shore Base: Sailing Centennial Parklands: Cycling (road) Marathon course: Athletics (marathon) North Sydney: Athletics (marathon start) Sydney
Sydney
Opera House: Triathlon

Outside Sydney[edit]

Canberra
Canberra
Stadium, Canberra: Football Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide: Football Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket Ground: Football The Gabba
The Gabba
( Brisbane
Brisbane
Cricket Ground), Brisbane: Football

Organisation[edit]

SOCOG organisational structure circa 1998 – five groups and 33 divisions reporting to the CEO are organised primarily along functional lines with only a limited number of divisions (e.g. Interstate Football and Villages) anticipating a venue focussed design.

SOCOG organisational structure circa 1999 – functional divisions and precinct/venue streams are organised in a matrix structure linked to the Main Operations Centre (MOC). Some functions such as Project
Project
Management (in the Games Coordination group) continue to exist largely outside this matrix structure.

Organisations responsible for the Olympics[edit] A number of quasi-government bodies were responsible for the construction, organisation and execution of the Sydney
Sydney
Games. These included:

the Sydney
Sydney
Organising Committee for the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
(SOCOG), primarily responsible for the staging of the Games Olympic Coordination Authority (OCA), primarily responsible for construction and oversight Olympic Roads & Transport Authority (ORTA) Olympic Security Command Centre (OSCC) Olympic Intelligence Centre (OIC) JTF Gold the Australian Defence Force
Australian Defence Force
Joint Taskforce Gold Sydney
Sydney
Olympic Broadcasting Organisation (nominally part of SOCOG) IBM, provider of technology and the Technical Command Centre Telstra, provider of telecommunications Great Big Events, event management and marketing

These organisations worked closely together and with other bodies such as:

the International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
(IOC) the Australian Olympic Committee
Australian Olympic Committee
(AOC) the other 197 National Olympic Committees
National Olympic Committees
(NOCs) the 33 International Sports Federations (IFs) all three levels of Australian government (federal, state and local) dozens of official sponsor and hundreds of official supplier companies

These bodies are often collectively referred to as the "Olympic Family". Organisation of the Paralympics[edit] Organisation of the 2000 Summer Paralympics
2000 Summer Paralympics
was the responsibility of SPOC the Sydney
Sydney
Paralympic Organising Committee. However much of the planning and operation of the Paralympic Games
Paralympic Games
was outsourced to SOCOG such that most operational programmes planned both the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Other Olympic events[edit] Organisation of the Games included not only the actual sporting events but also the management (and sometimes construction) of the sporting venues and surrounding precincts, the organisation of the Sydney Olympic Arts Festival and Olympic torch relay. The relay began in Greece
Greece
and travelled to Australia
Australia
via numerous Oceania
Oceania
island nations. Phases of the Olympic project[edit] The staging of the Olympics were treated as a project on a vast scale, with the project broken into several broad phases:

1993 to 1996 – positioning 1997 – going operational 1998 – procurement/venuisation 1999 – testing/refinement 2000 – implementation 2001 – post implementation and wind-down

SOCOG organisational design[edit] The internal organisation of SOCOG evolved over the phases of the project and changed, sometimes radically, several times. In late 1998 the design was principally functional. The top two tiers below the CEO Sandy Hollway consisted of five groups (managed by Group General Managers and the Deputy CEO) and twenty divisions (managed by divisional General Managers), which in turn were further broken up into programmes and sub-programmes or projects. In 1999 functional areas (FAs) broke up into geographic precinct and venue teams (managed by Precinct Managers and Venue Managers) with functional area staff reporting to both the FA manager and the venue manager. Ie, SOCOG moved to a matrix structure. The Interstate Football division extant in 1998 was the first of these geographically based venue teams. Volunteer programme[edit] The origins of the volunteer programme for Sydney
Sydney
2000 dates back to the bid, as early as 1992. On 17 December 1992, a group of Sydney
Sydney
citizens, interested in the prospect of hosting the 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, gathered for a meeting at Sports House, at Wentworth Park
Wentworth Park
in Sydney. In the period leading up to 1999, after Sydney
Sydney
had won the bid, the small group of volunteers grew from approximately 42 to around 500. These volunteers became known as Pioneer Volunteers. The Pioneer Volunteer programme was managed internally by SOCOG's Volunteer Services Department in consultation with prominent peak groups like The Centre for Volunteering (Volunteering and TAFE. Some of the Pioneer Volunteers still meet every four months, an unseen legacy of the games which brought together a community spirit not seen before. During the Olympic games tens of thousands of volunteers, the official figure was placed at 46,967,[27] helped everywhere at the Olympic venues and elsewhere in the city. They were honoured with a parade like the athletes had a few days before[28]. Marketing[edit] The official logo[edit] The bid logo, designed by architect and designer Michael Bryce,[29] featured a colourful, stylised image of the Sydney
Sydney
Opera House. The official logo – also referred to as the "Millennium Man"[30] – took the image of the bid logo and combined it with a stylised image of a runner to form a torchbearer in motion; formed by two small yellow boomerangs for arms and a larger red boomerang for legs. The Olympic torch is represented through a blue smoke trail, which draws the iconic peaks of the Sydney
Sydney
Opera House. The design process of the official logo, as well as all other aspects of the Olympic Games' visual design identity, was awarded to Melbourne design studio FHA Image Design.[31] The Sydney
Sydney
Olympics brand identity project officially commenced in 1993. The Mascots[edit] Main article: Olly, Syd and Millie The official mascots chosen for the 2000 Summer Olympics
2000 Summer Olympics
were Syd the platypus, Millie the echidna, and Olly the kookaburra[32] and were designed by Matthew Hattan and Jozef Szekeres and named by Philip Sheldon of agency Weekes Morris Osborn in response to the original SOCOG recommendation of Murray, Margery and Dawn after famous Australian athletes. There was also an unofficial mascot, Fatso the Fat-Arsed Wombat, which was popularised by comedy team Roy Slaven and HG Nelson on the TV series The Dream with Roy and HG. Roy and HG also frequently disparaged the official mascots on their television program.[33][34][35] Sponsors[edit]

Sponsors of the 2000 Summer Olympics

Worldwide Olympic Partners

Atos
Atos
Origin The Coca-Cola Company John Hancock Kodak Sports Illustrated McDonald's Swatch Panasonic Samsung Electronics Visa Inc. Xerox IBM

Australia
Australia
Partners

AMP Westpac Telstra BHP Westfield Ansett Australia Energy Australia Swatch News Limited Fairfax Holden Seven Network Pacific Dunlop

Supporters

Adecco Carlton United 2ue Traveland Bonlac Royal Mint Perth Mint Bonds Tyco International Tafe Goodman Fielder Boral Shell Olex Cables Robert Timms Sleepmaker Nike ClubsNSW

Providers

Lindemans Wines Clipsal Woolcott Research Rogen Saunders Design Cleanevent Pacific Waste Management Waste Services NSW Speedo New South Wales
New South Wales
Department of Information Technology and Management Generale Location Great White Shark Enterprises Visy Ramler Furniture Mistral Linfox Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn
(DB Schenker) Val Morgan Buspak Avis Diamond Press Showpower Berkley Challenge Housekeeping Services Frazer-Nash Woolmark Harley-Davidson George Weston Foods Cadbury Crown Lift Trucks Sonic Healthcare Garret Metal Detectors Citysearch.com.au Looksmart General Electric Hamiltons Laboratories Lifeminders.com Salomon Smith Barney

Medals and bouquets[edit] The bronze medals for the 2000 Olympics were created from melted down Australian 1 cent and 2 cent coins[36][37] – which had been removed from circulation from 1992 onward. The bouquets handed to medal recipients incorporated foliage from the Grevillea baileyana, also known as the white oak.[38] Awards and commendations[edit] The International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
awarded Sydney
Sydney
and its inhabitants with the "Pierre de Coubertin Trophy" in recognition of the collaboration and happiness shown by the people of Sydney
Sydney
during the event to all the athletes and visitors around the world.[39] The New South Wales
New South Wales
Police Force was granted use of the Olympic Rings in the New South Wales
New South Wales
Police Force Olympic Commendation and the New South Wales Police Force Olympic Citation for having staged the "safest" games ever. Broadcast rights[edit]

 Argentina: Azul TV, TyC Sports, TyC Max, Multideporte 74, Multicanal and Buenos Aires Cable (BAC)  Australia: Seven Network, C7  Austria: ORF  Belgium: VRT and RTBF  Brazil: Rede Globo, Rede Bandeirantes, SporTV
SporTV
and ESPN Brasil  Brunei: RTB and Astro  Canada: CBC Radio-Canada  Chile: TVN, Canal 13  China: CCTV  Colombia: RCN Televisión and Channel 11  Croatia: HRT  Ecuador: SíTV Europe: Eurosport  France: TF1
TF1
and FTV  FR Yugoslavia: RTS, RTCG  Germany: ARD and ZDF  Greece: ERT  Hong Kong: ATV and TVB  Hungary: Magyar Televízió  India: Doordarshan  Indonesia: RCTI, SCTV, TPI, ANTeve, Indosiar
Indosiar
and MetroTV
MetroTV
(test of transmission)  Ireland: RTÉ  Italy: RAI  Japan: NHK Latin America: TNT, ESPN, Fox Sports and PSN  Lithuania: LRT  Macau: TDM  Macedonia: MKRTV  Malaysia: RTM, STMB, Mega TV and Philips ASTRO  Mexico: Televisa  Netherlands: NPO  New Zealand: TVNZ  Norway: NRK  Paraguay: El 13, Tigo Sports, Tigo Max, Multideportes 67, Multicanal and Consorcio Multipunto Multicanal (CMM)  Perú: Panamericana Televisión, CMD and CMD 2  Philippines: PTV 4 and SkyCable  Poland: TVP  Romania: TVR  Russia: Public Russian Television, VGTRK Olympiade  Singapore: TCS SportsCity  South Korea: KBS, MBC and SBS  Spain: TVE  Sri Lanka: Rupavahini (SLRC)  Sweden: SVT   Switzerland: SRG SSR idee suisse  Taiwan: TTV, CTV and CTS  Thailand: National Sports  Turkey: TRT  United Kingdom: BBC  United States: NBC  Uruguay: Canal 10, VTV Sports and TCC Cable Television  Venezuela: Venevision

In fiction[edit] In Tom Clancy's thriller Rainbow Six, the 2000 Olympic Games
Olympic Games
are the setting of a plot by eco-terrorists, who plan to use the games in order to spread a terrible new plague throughout the world.[40] In Morris Gleitzman's children's book Toad Rage, a cane toad travels to Sydney
Sydney
in a bid to become the Olympic mascot.[41] See also[edit]

Olympics portal

2000 Summer Paralympics Olympic Games
Olympic Games
celebrated in Australia

1956 Summer Olympics
1956 Summer Olympics
– Melbourne 2000 Summer Olympics
2000 Summer Olympics
– Sydney

Summer Olympic Games Olympic Games International Olympic Committee List of IOC country codes The Games of the XXVII Olympiad 2000: Music from the Opening Ceremony Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi John Coates Use of performance-enhancing drugs in the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
— Sydney 2000

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Olympic Games
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2000 Games Collection at the Powerhouse Museum – information and audio files "Satellite view of 2000 Sydney
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Sydney

Blacktown Olympic Park Bondi Beach Centennial Parklands Dunc Gray Velodrome North Sydney Olympic Sailing Shore Base Penrith Whitewater Stadium Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre Sydney
Sydney
Convention and Exhibition Centre Sydney
Sydney
Entertainment Centre Sydney
Sydney
Football Stadium Sydney
Sydney
International Equestrian Centre Sydney
Sydney
International Regatta Centre Sydney
Sydney
International Shooting Centre Sydney
Sydney
Opera House Western Sydney
Sydney
Parklands

Outside Sydney

Brisbane
Brisbane
Cricket Ground Bruce Stadium (Canberra) Hindmarsh Stadium
Hindmarsh Stadium
(Adelaide) Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket Ground

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Australia
portal Sydney
Sydney
portal

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 141247364 LCCN: n95029966 GND: 10006617-3

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