2000 Summer Olympics

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Games of the XXVII Olympiad
Host city Sydney, Australia
Nations participating 199
Athletes participating 10,651
(6,582 men, 4,069 women)
Events 300 in 28 sports
Opening ceremony September 15
Closing ceremony October 1
Officially opened by Governor-General
Sir William Deane
Athlete's Oath Rechelle Hawkes
Judge's Oath Peter Kerr
Olympic Torch Cathy Freeman
Stadium Stadium Australia

The 2000 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, took place in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia from September 15 2000 until October 1 2000.

A map showing the countries that competed in the 2000 Olympics.

199 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) were in the Sydney Games. Four were in the Olympics for the first time. These were Timor-Leste, Eritrea, Micronesia and Palau.

Returned medals[change | change source]

Marion Jones, winner of three gold and two bronze medals for the United States, gave back her medals in October 2007. She said she took tetrahydrogestrinone (THG), a drug that could make her run faster, from September 2000 through July 2001.[1]

On 2 August 2008, the International Olympic Committee took the gold medal from the U.S. men's 4x400-meter relay team. Antonio Pettigrew said he used a banned substance.[2] Besides Pettigrew other athletes used performance-enhancing drugs. These are twins Alvin and Calvin Harrison, and Jerome Young.[2][3]

On 28 April 2010, the IOC took China's bronze medal from Gymnastics. This was for using an underage gymnast.

Venues[change | change source]

Sydney Olympic Park[change | change source]

Sydney[change | change source]

Outside Sydney[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jones Returns 2000 Olympic Medals". Channel4.com. http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/sports/jones+returns+2000+olympic+medals/896857. Retrieved 8 October 2007.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wilson, Stephen (2 August 2008). "IOC strips gold from 2000 US relay team". Associated Press.
  3. "IOC strips 2000 Games bronze medal from China". USA Today. Associated Press. 28 April 2010. Archived from the original on 1 May 2010. http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/35610686/ns/sports-olympic_sports/. Retrieved 12 May 2010.


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Games in italics will be held in the future, and those in (brackets) were cancelled because of war. See also: Ancient Olympic Games

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Summer Games: Singapore 2010, Nanjing 2014, Buenos Aires 2018, 2023
Winter Games: Innsbruck 2012, Lillehammer 2016, Lausanne 2020
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