The 2000 summer olympics

It was the first time since the Olympics that an Ethiopian had won the gold medal in this event. The other medals were taken by Ukraine and Russia, respectively.

It was produced and filmed by Sydney Olympic Broadcasting Organisation and the home The 2000 summer olympics broadcaster, Channel 7.

Sports That Made Their Debut in the 2000 Summer Olympics

The Entertainment Centre was demolished in Samaranch returned to Sydney four days later. Ten days later, she won the m final before an ecstatic crowd. Four athletes from East Timor also marched in the parade of nations as Individual Olympic Athletes and marched directly before the Host country.

2000 Summer Olympics

Adding New Sports The sports included at the Olympics change regularly. Australian unity Cathy Freeman, the Australian athlete, had the honour of lighting the Olympic torch at the Opening Ceremony. The attendance at the stadium was— the largest attendance for any sport in Olympic Games history.

The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre remained in use until it closed in Decemberand was demolished in to make way for the new Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct at Darling Harbour, which is due for completion by the end of ANZ also plays host to various concerts.

The Sydney Olympics were brought to you by the letter "T. Hieu Ngan Tran, taekwondo, silver medallist in the women kg category. There were also suggestions by Chinese officials that Beijing would boycott the Summer Olympics because of the failed bid.

Formal presentation[ edit ] A record nations entered the stadium, with a record 80 of them winning at least one medal. The impending announcement of the host city came down to a head-to-head between Sydney and Beijing with Manchester, Berlin and Istanbul ranked outsiders.

The stadium was completed in March and officially opened to the public three months later. Women also took part in weightlifting and the modern pentathlon for the very first time. The Geodome Stage was used throughout the ceremony, which is a flat stage which is mechanically raised into the shape of a Geode.

The venue hosted the Netball World Cup with the final attracting a world netball record attendance of 16, Susanthika Jayasinghe, bronze medallist in the m.

Bids for the 2000 Summer Olympics

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.

While the sport only appeared at the Olympics inits history goes back to when the first trampoline was built at the University of Iowa.

Venues of the 2000 Summer Olympics

Although these sports were developed earlier, they all made their first Olympic appearance in Samaranch had to leave for home, as his wife was severely ill. 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.

The stadium was re-configured after the games making it suitable for rectangular pitch and oval ground sports with the removal of the athletics track and the use of retractable seating.

This created the appearance of the flame being carried away into the sky, flying in a northeasterly direction out across Sydney Harbour and ultimately towards Athens in a symbolic handover.

Berlin was an early front-runner, hoping to cap the decade of German reconstruction and reunification by hosting the first Games of the new millennium. New on the Programme Triathlon and taekwondo were two new additions to the Olympic programme. Following this, Tina Arena sang a purpose-written pop song, The Flame.

It opened in July with competition starting eight months later. The swimming 4 x metre medley relay of B.Oct 01,  · The Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad and commonly known as Sydney 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 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

It was the second time that the Summer Olympics. The Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, took place in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia from September 15 until October 1 A map showing the countries that competed in the Olympics.

Investigations were later launched into the prior bidding process by some cities, finding that two African members of the IOC received US$35, each from Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates during the bidding process for Sydney's Summer mint-body.comon venue: Monte Carlo, st IOC Session.

The “Official Report of the XXVII Olympiad: Sydney Olympic Games” was published in French and English. Each set consisted of two printed volumes (Preparing the Games; Celebrating the Games) and, for the first time, a bilingual CD-ROM (Results).

When it debuted at the Olympics in Canadian Simon Whitfield claimed the gold medal for the men's division and Brigitte McMahon of Switzerland was the top female. Trampoline The Sydney Olympics included separate competition for men and women.

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