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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.

Memories of 2000

Memories of 2000

3 September 2010

Do you remember that night in September, When all of our dreams came true, When the horse reared on high against the night sky And the world was enthralled - where were you?

Primary students relive games

Primary students relive games

3 September 2010

More than 1,200 students from 22 primary schools will descend on Sydney Olympic Park on Wednesday 15 September to celebrate the Sydney 2000 10th Anniversary.

Kerri Pottharst: Destined for Sydney Gold

Kerri Pottharst: Destined for Sydney Gold

1 September 2010

When Kerri Pottharst, Natalie Cook and Lauren Burns were on a golf course ten years ago, Cook took a ten foot putt and claimed “If I get this in we will all win gold in Sydney 2000”.

Syd 2000: Madame Butterfly and Thorpedo led the way

Syd 2000: Madame Butterfly and Thorpedo led the way

1 September 2010

The Australian swim team won 18 medals in Sydney 2000, providing a spark in the first week of competition that would inspire Team Australia to a record medal tally.

Aussies begin Sao Paolo preparations

Inside the Rio Athletes' Village and the Edge

Did you know?

There are 5 Australian athletes with 2 medals each from the Winter Games: Steven Bradbury (Short Track Speed Skating), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Dale Begg-Smith (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls), 1 gold, 1 silver. Torah Bright (Snowboard), 1 gold, 1 silver. Lydia Lassila (Freestyle-Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze.