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  • News | Sydney 2000

    Sydney goes out with a bang!

    The last Olympic Games of the 20th century ended with the world’s biggest farewell party. Around 10,000 athletes, 110,000 spectators and television viewers all over the world were invited to the Australian-style Closing Ceremony of the Games, after which the party went on through the night in the streets of Sydney.
    30 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Sydney 2000
  • News | Sydney 2000

    David Douillet: “Over and above my titles, what I’ve taken is a message of hope”

    Exactly 20 years ago, on the tatami of the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour, judoka David Douillet, the flagbearer for the French team, retained his Olympic heavyweight title. His road to glory, however, was strewn with obstacles. Here, he tells olympic.org about his quest for gold and the importance of the values of sharing and humanity, which have made him who he is today.
    28 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Judo, Sydney 2000, France
  • News | YOG

    YOG serves up ace tennis moments

    As the 2020 French Open gets underway at Roland Garros, olympic.org takes a look back at some of the best tennis highlights from previous editions of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    28 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Tennis, Buenos Aires 2018, Singapore
  • News | IOC News

    President Bach visits UCI Road World Championships in Italy

    President Bach was in Imola, Italy, this weekend for the UCI Road World Championships. Accompanied by the President of the International Cycling Union (UCI), David Lappartient, he saw the Men’s and Women’s Elite Road Races and got to talk to a number of the athletes as they prepare for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    28 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Sydney 2000

    Catherine Freeman’s golden Olympic moment to last thousands of years with new technology

    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Olympic Games Sydney 2000, the famous white exterior sails of the Sydney Opera House are becoming an enormous movie screen, showing Australian Catherine Freeman’s 400-metre gold medal win on 25 September 2000. She ran her final in 49.11 seconds, becoming the first Aboriginal athlete to win gold in an individual event at the Olympic Games.
    25 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Sydney 2000, Australia
  • News | Sydney 2000

    Sydney 2000: Crazy about Catherine

    Before her legendary race in Sydney, Catherine Freeman was everywhere. In newspapers, on the walls of skyscrapers, adored by a nation who didn’t doubt for a single second that she would triumph in the 400m final, at 8.10 p.m. on the dot, in Sydney on Monday 25 September 2000. With 48 hours to go before she competed, the fever ramped up on the streets of the Olympic city…
    24 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Sydney 2000, Athletics, Australia
  • News | Singapore 2010

    #YOGJourney: Gavrilova relives Singapore 2010 gold

    Since winning singles tennis gold at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Singapore 2010, Daria Gavrilova has won WTA titles, reached the top 20 in the world rankings and played at the Olympic Games Rio 2016. Here, she reflects on her YOG experiences, the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and her comeback from injury.
    24 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Singapore 2010, YOG, Tennis, RIO 2016
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