2000 Summer Olympics
2000 Summer Olympics logo.svg
Host city Sydney, Australia
Motto Share the Spirit
Dare to Dream
Participating nations 199
Participating athletes 10,651

(6,582 men, 4,069 women)

Events 300 in 28 sports
Opening ceremony September 15, 2000
Closing ceremony October 1, 2000
Officially opened by Governor-General Sir William Deane
Athlete's Oath Rechelle Hawkes
Judge's Oath Peter Kerr
Torch Lighter Cathy Freeman
Main venue Stadium Australia
The Sydney 2000 Summer Olympic Games or the Millennium Olympic Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was celebrated between 15 September and 1 October 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was the second time that the Summer Olympics were held in the Southern Hemisphere, the first one being in Melbourne, Victoria in 1956.

Sydney was selected as the host city for the 2000 games in 1993. Teams from 199 countries participated. The United States won the most medals with 93, while Australia came in 4th with 58. The games cost was estimated to be A$6.6 billion. Many venues were constructed in the Sydney Olympic Park, which failed in the years immediately following the Olympics to meet the expected bookings to meet upkeep expenses. In the years leading up to the games, funds were shifted from education and health programs to cover Olympic expenses.


Zone Venue Sporting Events
Sydney Olympic Park Olympic Stadium (Stadium Australia) Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Athletics, Football (finals)
Sydney International Aquatic Centre Diving, Modern Pentathlon (swimming), Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Water Polo (medal events)
State Sports Centre Table Tennis, Taekwondo
NSW Tennis Centre Tennis
State Hockey Centre Field Hockey
The Dome and Exhibition Complex Badminton, Basketball, Gymnastics (rhythmic), Handball (final), Modern Pentathlon (fencing, shooting), Volleyball (indoor)
Sydney SuperDome (now Allphones Arena) Gymnastics (artistic, trampoline), Basketball (final)
Sydney Baseball Stadium Baseball, Modern Pentathlon (riding, running)
Sydney International Archery Park Archery
Sydney Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Weightlifting, Wrestling
Sydney Entertainment Centre (now Qantas Credit Union Arena) Volleyball (indoor final)
Dunc Gray Velodrome Cycling (track)
Sydney International Shooting Centre Shooting
Sydney International Equestrian Centre Equestrian
Sydney International Regatta Centre Rowing, Canoeing (sprint)
Blacktwon Olympic Centre Baseball, Softball
Western Sydney Parklands Cycling (mountain biking)
Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre Water Polo
Penrith Whitewater Stadium

Canoeing (slalom)

Bondi Beach Volleyball (beach)
Sydney Football Stadium Football
Olympic Sailing Shore Base Sailing
Centenial Parklands Cycling (road)
Marathon course Athletics (Marathon)
North Sydney, NSW Athletics (marathon start)
Sydney Opera House Triathlon
Outside Sydney Bruce Stadium (Canberra) Football
Hindmarsh Stadium (Adelaide)
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Brisbane Cricket Ground

Media coverage:Edit

Country Network
Argentina Canal 7 Argentina, Canal 13, Telefe
Australia Seven Network
Austria ORF
Belgium VRT, RTBF
Brazil Rede Globo, Rede Bandeirantes, SporTV, ESPN Brasil
Brunei RTB, Astro
Chile TVN, Canal 13
Canada CBC
China CCTV
Croatia HRT
France France Televisions, Canal+, TF1
Germany ARD, ZDF, 3sat
Hong Kong ATV, TVB
Hungary Magyar Televízió
India Doordarshan
Indonesia TVRI, RCTI, SCTV, TPI, ANTeve, Indosiar, Metro TV (test broadcast)
Ireland RTE
Italy RAI
Japan NHK
Lithuania LRT
Macau TDM
Malaysia RTM, STMB, Mega TV, Philips ASTRO
Mexico TV Azteca, Televisa
Netherlands NPO
New Zealand TVNZ
North Korea KBS, MBC, SBS
Norway NRK
Philippines ABC5, PTV
Poland TVP
Portugal RTP
Romania TVR
Russia Public Russian Television, VGTRK Olympiade
Singapore TCS SportsCity
South Korea KBS, MBC, SBS
Spain RTVE
Sweden SVT
Switzerland SRG SSR idee suisse
Taiwan TTV, CTV, CTS
Thailand National Sports
Turkey TRT
United Kingdom BBC
United States NBC
FR Yugoslavia RTS, RTCG

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