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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.

Cathy to reignite flame

Cathy to reignite flame

31 August 2010

When Cathy Freeman reignites the Olympic flame next month to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Sydney's Games, there will be no repeat of the technical glitch that stalled the real thing.

Volunteers excited for Sydney 2000 Celebrations

Volunteers excited for Sydney 2000 Celebrations

31 August 2010

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Sydney Olympic Games there will be a Volunteers Reunion including a free BBQ and concert at Sydney Olympic Park on September 15.

FREE public transport for Sydney 2000 Volunteers Reunion

FREE public transport for Sydney 2000 Volunteers Reunion

18 August 2010

Minister for Transport John Robertson today said Sydney 2000 Olympic volunteers attending a reunion next month to mark ten years since the opening ceremony will receive free public transport to and from the event.

$500,000 NSW Govt. Boost for Australian Olympic Team

$500,000 NSW Govt. Boost for Australian Olympic Team

27 July 2010

Premier Kristina Keneally today officially launched the Australian Olympic Team Appeal for the London 2012 Olympics pledging $500,000 from the NSW Government towards

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Did you know?

Olympic medals must be at least 60 millimetres in diameter and at least three millimetres thick. The design of the medal is the responsibility of the host city's organising committee, with the approval of the IOC.

Did you know?

At Beijing 2008 Australia won 14 gold medals, 15 silver and 17 bronze, a total of 46 medals.