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Sydney 2000 Olympics




The City of Sydney: Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales . Sydney is the most populous city in Australia . The city is located on the southeast coast of Australia. Sydney which is called the “ Harbour City” is the first European colony in Australia . Sydney is the largest financial centre in Australia . Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge,

The Rocks, Sydney Observatory , Cadman's Cottage, Susannah Place, the Museum of Contemporary Art , The Rocks Toy Museum Powerhouse Museum, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney Aquarium, IMAX Theater, the Chinese Garden of Friendship , Sydney Tower and Royal Botanic Gardens are major landmarks of Sydney, in Australia.

The Twenty-seventh Modern Olympics: The 2000 Summer Olympics were officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad . The Summer Games were held in Sydney , the capital city of the state of New South Wales in Australia in the year 2000.


Venue: The twenty-seventh Summer Games were held in the Stadium Australia in Sydney in Australia. The stadium is located in the Sydney Olympic Park near Homebush in Sydney. Stadium Australia was the largest Olympic Stadium . It is also the largest stadium in Australia. Now the stadium is called Telstra Stadium .

Participants: In the twenty-seventh Summer Games , in the year 2000, 10,651 competitors from 199 countries took part. The participating countries were Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda , Angola, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Burundi, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bahrain , Botswana, Belarus, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam , Bulgaria, Burkona Faso, Cameroon, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Central Africa, Chad, Chile, China Republic, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Comoros, Cape Verde, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote-dlvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic , Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Arab Rep. of Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, The Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Guinea-Bissau, Georgia , Greece, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordon, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, Korea people Republic, Korea Democratic People Republic, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Saint Lucia , Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Rep. of Macedonia , Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Rep. of Moldova, Maldives, Malta, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Rhodesia, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Lucia , St. Vincent & Gr., Saint Kitts and Nevis , American Samoa, Western Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe , Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa , Sri Lanka, Slovakia , Swaziland, Serbia and Montenegro , Singapore, Spain, Sudan, Surinam, Syria, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tonga, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad & Tobago, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan , Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine , Unified Team, United Arab Emirates, U.S.S.R., U.S.A., US Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zaire, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


Events: There were 300 events in 28 sports in the twenty-seventh Summer Games in 2000 . The sports were archery , athletics, baseball, basketball, badminton, boxing, canoeing, cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, football, gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, modern pentathlon, rowing, sailing, shooting, softball, swimming, synchronized swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, triathlon, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, wrestling and wheelchair racing.


Medal Count: United States won 97 medals in total ( 40 gold, 24 silver and 33 bronze medals) in the twenty-seventh Summer Games . Russia won 88 medals in total with 32 gold medals. Australia, the host country won 58 medals in total with 16 gold medals.


A Brief Description of the Twenty-seventh Olympiad: The Twenty-seventh Summer Games were held from 15 th September to 1 st October in the year 2000 in Sydney , the state capital of New South Wales in Australia. 2000 Olympics were also known as the Millennium Games . This Olympics is referred to as the best Summer Games ever. The Games were officially opened by Governor General William Deane . The athletes uttered the Olympic oath led by Rachelle Hawkes. The Judges took the Olympic oath led by Peter Kerr . In the stadium, the Olympic Flame was lit by Cathy Freeman 404
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