2000 Summer Olympics, Sports

2000 Summer Olympics (also known as the 2000 Summer Olympics (officially the Games of the XXVII Olympiad and also referred to as Sydney 2000 The Millennium Olympic Games or the Games of the New Millennium) were an international multi-sports event that took place from September 15 to October in Sydney, Australia. It was the second time that the Summer Olympics were held in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere, the first having been held in Melbourne in 1956. Sydney was chosen as the venue for in the 2000 Games in 1993. Teams from 199 countries took part during this year’s 2000 Games, which were the first to include more than 300 events in its official sports program. The Games were estimated as A$6.6 billion. They were the last Olympic Games under the IOC presidency of Juan Antonio Samaranch before the appointment as his replacement Jacques Rogge. 2000 Games 2000 Games were the last of 2 consecutive Summer Olympics to be held in a predominantly English-speaking nation after in 1996’s Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States.

The 2000 Games received universal acclaim as did the organization and volunteers, the sportsmanship as well as the Australian public being celebrated in world’s media. Bill Bryson of The Times declared Sydney’s Sydney Games “one of the most successful events on the world stage” and claimed the event “couldn’t be better”. James Mossop of the Electronic Telegraph described”the Games “such a success that any city considering bidding for future Olympics must be wondering how it can reach the standards set by Sydney” and Jack Todd of the Montreal Gazette advised to the “IOC should stop while it’s ahead. Recognize that there isn’t going to be the superior Olympic Games, and be done with it” because “Sydney was exceptional and one of the top”. The games were the basis for London’s successful bid to host Olympic Games in 2012 Olympic Games in 2005 and in the process of preparation to host 2012, the 2012 Games, Lord Coe declared the 2000 Games the “benchmark for the spirit of the Games, unquestionably” and acknowledged that the London organizing committee “attempted in a number of ways to emulate what the Sydney Organising Committee did.” The final score of medals of the 2000 Summer Olympics was led by the United States, followed by Russia and China and the hosting Australia finishing fourth overall.

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Cameroon, Colombia, Latvia, Mozambique and Slovenia won gold medals at their first Olympic history, while Barbados, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam were awarded their first Olympic medals.

Australia is scheduled to host Australia’s Summer Olympics again in 2032 in Brisbane, Queensland making it the first Oceanian nation that has hosted the Olympics three times.

Sports

2000 Summer Olympics Sports Programme

  • Aquatics
    • Diving (8)
    • Swimming (32)
    • Synchronized swimming (2)
    • Water polo (2)
  • Archery (4)
  • Athletics (46)
  • Badminton (5)
  • Baseball (1)
  • Basketball (2)
  • Boxing (12)
  • Canoeing
    • Sprint (12)
    • Slalom (4)
  • Cycling
    • Road (4)
    • Track (12)
    • Mountain biking (2)
  • Equestrian
    • Dressage (2)
    • Eventing (2)
    • Show jumping (2)
  • Fencing (10)
  • Field hockey (2)
  • Football (2)
  • Gymnastics
    • Artistic (14)
    • Rhythmic (2)
    • Trampoline (2)
  • Handball (2)
  • Judo (14)
  • Modern pentathlon (2)
  • Rowing (14)
  • Sailing (11)
  • Shooting (17)
  • Softball (1)
  • Table tennis (4)
  • Taekwondo (8)
  • Tennis (4)
  • Triathlon (2)
  • Volleyball
    • Volleyball (2)
    • Beach volleyball (2)
  • Weightlifting (15)
  • Wrestling
    • Freestyle (8)
    • Greco-Roman (8)

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