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  • News | Olympic News

    Fruelund proof that self-doubt can be silenced and give way to a glorious, golden Olympic career

    Denmark’s women’s handball team reigned supreme for the decade straddling the turn of the millennium, winning Olympic gold in 1996, 2000 and 2004. Katrine Fruelund was at the heart of the latter two teams – and battled confidence issues to become one of her country’s greatest ever Olympians.
    05 Nov 2020 | Olympic News, Denmark, Handball, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004
  • News | Sydney 2000

    How Cook navigated route to historic gold in Australia combining medicine and modern pentathlon

    While male pentathletes have competed at every Olympic Games since Stockholm 1912, Steph Cook became the first women’s Olympic modern pentathlon champion 88 years later, at the Sydney 2000 Games. The Great Britain star talks us through how she combined a hectic life as a doctor with going for gold – and how her fascinating sport, rooted in Olympic history, has evolved in the modern world.
    02 Nov 2020 | Olympic News, Sydney 2000, Modern Pentathlon, Great Britain
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    “This is for you, Mum”: Dawn Fraser on the Tokyo 1964 swim that “meant everything”

    Dawn Fraser arrived in Tokyo for the 1964 Games as a three-time gold medal-winner on the verge of completing an extraordinary Olympic first. But she was also a lost 27-year-old dealing with severe pain and tragedy. Weeks later she left Japan as a record-breaker and, perhaps more importantly, with a renewed faith in humanity.
    21 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Australia, Tokyo 1964, Swimming
  • 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 | Sydney 2000

    Sydney 2000: a look back at the incredible atmosphere in the Aquatic Centre

    In the Sydney Aquatic Centre, from 16 to 23 September 2000, the Australian swimmers enjoyed massive support from an enthusiastic home crowd. An inside account of the days when teenager Ian Thorpe and his team-mates were motivated by an enormous wave of support to produce a series of memorable performances at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad.
    23 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Sydney 2000, Swimming, Australia, United States of America
  • News | Barcelona 1992

    On the International Day of Peace, Olympic medallists Tulu and Meyer reflect on a defining winning moment in Barcelona 1992: “We represented Africa.”

    They were the most natural of actions, but the hugs, kisses and flag-laden celebrations of Ethiopia’s Derartu Tulu and South Africa’s Elana Meyer after winning gold and silver respectively in the women’s 10,000m at the Olympic Games Barcelona 1992 have never been forgotten.
    21 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Peace, Barcelona 1992, Ethiopia, South Africa, Athletics
  • News | Sydney 2000 Legacy

    International positioning of Sydney

    Ahead of the Olympic Games Sydney 2000, two of the main aims of the Organising Committee were to use the event as a leveraging tool to boost Sydney’s international standing as an innovative and technologically advanced city, and to raise its status as a world-class tourism destination and business centre.
    20 Nov 2020 | Sydney 2000 Legacy, Legacies for Cities
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