Sydney 2000

Games Trivia

Emblem

The official logo featured the stylised image of a runner in motion and was designed by leading Melbourne graphic design firm, FHA Image Design.

The bid logo featured a stylised image of the Sydney Opera House and was designed by Michael Bryce whose wife Quentin would become Governor of Queensland in 2003 and Governor-General of Australia in 2008.

Motto

The motto of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games was Share the Spirit

Mascots

There were three official mascots of the Sydney Games"

Syd the Platypus — 'Syd' was named for 'Sydney', the host city for the Games
Millie the Echidna — 'Millie' was named for 'Millennium'
Olly the Kookaburra — 'Olly' was named for 'Olympics'

Coins into Medals

Australian 1 and 2 cent coins which were taken out of circulation in 1991 were melted down and made into the bronze medals given out at the Games.

Coins