Sports: 2000 Summer Olympics, Sydney

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Sports: 2000 Summer Olympics, Sydney Gender: N/A
Sydney Olympics 2000
born on 15 September 2000 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Sydney, Australia, 33s52, 151e13
Timezone AEDT h11e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 22°47' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 10°45 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 26°28'



Sydney Sports: 2000 Summer Olympics (Opening Ceremony at Stadium Australia)

Biography

Australian-hosted international multi-sport event which was held between 15 September and 1 October 2000. It was the second time that the Summer Olympics were held in Australia, and also the Southern Hemisphere, the first 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 games cost was estimated to be A$6.6 billion. The Games received universal acclaim, with the organisation, volunteers, sportsmanship and Australian public being lauded in the international media. In preparing for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Lord Coe declared the Sydney Games the "benchmark for the spirit of the Games, unquestionably" and admitting that the London organising committee "attempted in a number of ways to emulate what the Sydney Organising Committee did." These were the final Olympic Games under the IOC presidency of Juan Antonio Samaranch. These were also the second Olympic Games to be held in spring.

The final medal tally was led by the United States, followed by Russia and China with host Australia at fourth place overall. Several World and Olympic records were broken during the games. With little or no controversies, the games were deemed generally successful with the rising standard of competition amongst nations across the world.

Australian Indigenous sprinter, Cathy Freeman, became the Olympic champion for the women's 400 metres, and had the honour of lighting the Olympic Flame.

Australian swimmer, Ian Thorpe, won five Olympic gold medals, the most won by any Australian, and with three gold and two silver medals, was the most successful athlete at these Olympics.

Marion Jones, an American track and field athlete, won three gold medals and two bronze medals at these Olympics, but was later stripped of the titles after admitting to steroid use.

Link to 2000 Summer Olympics

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Annan, Alyson (born 21 June 1973). Notes: Gold medal, Australian field hockey team
  • associate relationship with Anthony, Julie (born 24 August 1949). Notes: Sang Australian National Anthem at Opening Ceremony
  • associate relationship with Asloum, Brahim (born 31 January 1979). Notes: Gold medal, Light flyweight, France
  • associate relationship with Bellutti, Antonella (born 7 November 1968). Notes: Gold medal, Points race, Italy
  • associate relationship with Bette, Jean-Christophe (born 3 December 1977). Notes: Gold medal, Lightweight coxless fours, France
  • associate relationship with Dumoulin, Franck (born 13 May 1973). Notes: Gold medal, 10 metre air pistol, France
  • associate relationship with Ferrari, Jean-Noël (born 7 September 1974). Notes: Gold medal, French foil team
  • associate relationship with Fioravanti, Domenico (born 31 March 1977). Notes: 2x Gold medals, 100m & 200m breaststroke, Italy
  • associate relationship with Freeman, Cathy (born 16 February 1973). Notes: Olympic Cauldron lighter; Gold medal, women's 400 m, Australia
  • associate relationship with Guyart, Brice (born 15 March 1981). Notes: Gold medal, French foil team
  • associate relationship with Haslam, Juliet (born 31 May 1969). Notes: Gold medal, Field Hockey Team, Australia
  • associate relationship with Hocdé, Yves (born 29 April 1973). Notes: Gold medal, Lightweight coxless fours, France
  • associate relationship with Idem, Josefa (born 23 September 1964). Notes: Gold medal, K-1 500 m, Italy
  • associate relationship with Jones, Marion (born 12 October 1975). Notes: 3x Gold medals, later disqualified, USA
  • associate relationship with Lhôtellier, Patrice (born 8 August 1966). Notes: Gold medal, French foil team
  • associate relationship with Mazzoni, Angelo (born 3 April 1961). Notes: Gold medal, Italian épée team
  • associate relationship with Milanoli, Paolo (born 7 December 1969). Notes: Gold medal, Italian épée team
  • associate relationship with Pezzo, Paola (born 8 January 1969). Notes: Gold medal, Mountainbike, Italy
  • associate relationship with Plumenail, Lionel (born 22 January 1967). Notes: Gold medal, French foil team
  • associate relationship with Porchier, Laurent (born 27 June 1968). Notes: Gold medal, Lightweight coxless fours, France
  • associate relationship with Randazzo, Maurizio (born 1 March 1964). Notes: Gold medal, Italian épée team
  • associate relationship with Rossi, Antonio (born 19 December 1968). Notes: Gold medal, K-2 1000 m, Italy
  • associate relationship with Rota, Alfredo (born 21 July 1975). Notes: Gold medal, Italian épée team
  • associate relationship with Thorpe, Ian (born 13 October 1982). Notes: 3x Gold medals, 400 m & 4 x 100 m & 4 x 200 m freestyle, Australia
  • associate relationship with van den Hoogenband, Pieter (born 14 March 1978). Notes: Olympic Gold Medals, 100 m and 200 m freestyle, Netherlands
  • associate relationship with Vandenhende, Séverine (born 12 January 1974). Notes: Gold medal, judoka - half middleweight division, France

Source Notes

Originally this entry had 6pm AEST (-10h): Lynda Hill reports the time that Opening Ceremony is scheduled.

On 8 May 2017 Sy Scholfield changed the time to 7pm AEDT (-11h, special Olympics daylight savings time) for the start of the opening ceremony, quoting from news reports and noting that the Flame was lit shortly after 11pm local time.

Categories

  • Mundane : Sports : Sports contests (Summer Olympics 2000)