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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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Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.


Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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