|Host city||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Motto||Share the Spirit|
|Athletes||10,651 (6,582 men, 4,069 women)|
|Events||300 in 28 sports (40 disciplines)|
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.
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. Besides Pettigrew other athletes used performance-enhancing drugs. These are twins Alvin and Calvin Harrison, and Jerome Young.
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]
- Olympic Stadium: Ceremonies (opening/closing), Athletics, Football (final)
- Sydney International Aquatic Centre: Diving, Modern Pentathlon (swimming) Swimming, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo (medal events)
- State Sports Centre: Table Tennis, Taekwondo
- NSW Tennis Centre: Tennis
- State Hockey Centre: Field Hockey
- The Dome and Exhibition Complex: Badminton, Basketball, Gymnastics (rhythmic), Handball (final), Modern Pentathlon (fencing, shooting), Volleyball (indoor)
- Sydney SuperDome: Gymnastics (artistic, trampoline), Basketball (final)
- Sydney Baseball Stadium: Baseball, Modern Pentathlon (riding, running)
- Sydney International Archery Park: Archery
Sydney[change | change source]
- Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Weightlifting, Wrestling
- Sydney Entertainment Centre: Volleyball (indoor final)
- Dunc Gray Velodrome: Cycling (track)
- Sydney International Shooting Centre: Shooting
- Sydney International Equestrian Centre: Equestrian
- Sydney International Regatta Centre: Rowing, Canoeing (sprint)
- Blacktown Olympic Centre: Baseball, Softball
- Fairfield City Farm: Cycling (mountain biking)
- Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre: Water Polo
- Penrith Whitewater Stadium: Canoeing (slalom)
- Bondi Beach: Volleyball (beach)
- Sydney Football Stadium: Football
- Olympic Sailing Shore Base: Sailing
- Centennial Parklands: Cycling (road)
- Marathon course: Athletics (marathon)
- North Sydney: Athletics (marathon start)
- Sydney Opera House: Triathlon
Outside Sydney[change | change source]
- Bruce Stadium, Canberra: Football
- Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide: Football
- Melbourne Cricket Ground: Football
- Brisbane Cricket Ground: Football
References[change | change source]
- "The Olympic Summer Games Factsheet" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
- "Factsheet - Opening Ceremony of the Games of the Olympiad" (PDF) (Press release). International Olympic Committee. 9 October 2014. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 August 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
- "Jones Returns 2000 Olympic Medals". Channel4.com. Archived from the original on 27 June 2009. Retrieved 8 October 2007.
- Wilson, Stephen (2 August 2008). "IOC strips gold from 2000 US relay team". Associated Press.
- "IOC strips 2000 Games bronze medal from China". USA Today. Associated Press. 28 April 2010. Archived from the original on 1 May 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2010.