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Freeman 'blown away' by Olympic honour

Freeman 'blown away' by Olympic honour

15 September 2010

After accepting the honour of lighting Sydney's Olympic flame, Cathy Freeman was humble enough to give organisers a get-out clause. Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates recalled offering Freeman the star ceremonial role over dinner in a Los Angeles restaurant four months before the 2000 Games.

Local students to light community cauldron

Local students to light community cauldron

13 September 2010

They were just two-years-old when the Olympic Games took place in Sydney ten years ago. Now Anthony Melnyk and Hannah Chiu are the school captains

A marathon voluntary effort

A marathon voluntary effort

13 September 2010

There were over 47,000 volunteers working tirelessly on the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games and each had a different motivation and a different story.

Ten year reunion for water polo winners

Ten year reunion for water polo winners

10 September 2010

The women’s water polo gold medal game was one of the most nail-biting and frantic events of the Sydney Olympic Games.

Sydney 2000: A Stitch in time

Sydney 2000: A Stitch in time

10 September 2010

Details of the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympics were some of the most closely guarded secrets in Australian history.

Budding sport stars anticipate Sydney Anniversary

Budding sport stars anticipate Sydney Anniversary

10 September 2010

Bonnyrigg Heights Public School (BHPS) is one of only 22 primary schools to participate in a unique event to celebrate the Sydney 2000 10th Anniversary next Wednesday 15 September at Sydney Olympic Park.

Olympic cauldron heritage listed

Olympic cauldron heritage listed

9 September 2010

The Sydney Olympic Cauldron has been given permanent heritage protection to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the 2000 Games.

Sydney 2000 still inspiring for Gainsford-Taylor

Sydney 2000 still inspiring for Gainsford-Taylor

9 September 2010

Triple Olympian Melinda Gainsford-Taylor today returned to the Sydney Opera House steps where she carried the Olympic flame in 2000. Ten years on, along with treasured memories, she still has the torch and uses it to inspire Little Athletics stars and school children across NSW.

For the love of it

For the love of it

7 September 2010

When Virginia Dight signed up to be a Sydney 2000 volunteer over a decade ago, she had no idea the rollercoaster ride it would be.

Spirit of the Games driven by volunteers

Spirit of the Games driven by volunteers

6 September 2010

On 24 September 1993 when Juan Antonio famously announced “the winner is Sydney”, Mavis Booth realised her dream of an impending home Olympics. On that day, Olympic legend Ian Thorpe was just 10-years-old. He may not have known that he would go on to win three gold and two silver medals in Sydney but for Booth, her destiny was as good as written.

Sydney kicks off Welcome Home celebrations

Sydney Welcomes Home Rio Olympians

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Gold and silver medals must be made of 92.5 percent pure silver; the gold medal must be gilded with at least six grams of gold.