The Games of the XXVII Olympiad - or, the Sydney Olympics - opened officially with the Opening Ceremony on Friday, September 15 2000. 10,651 athletes from 199 nations participated in what was considered widely as a greatly successful Games in terms of organization and sportsmanship. Memorable moments included Ian Thorpe (AUS) becoming a hometown hero in swimming, as did Cathy Freeman (AUS) in the women's track 400 meters. These were also the last Games for IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch. And, these were the first Games on which I worked within sports media, including developing content and advertiser programs throughout the two weeks. They do hold a special place in my memory...
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A fan blog celebrating the stories of Olympic sport athletes, and all things Olympic Games and Olympic sports
Random highlights of Olympic sport athletes - news, social links, and more, seen through the cheeky lens of this one particular, passionate fan.
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Links to select Olympic sports headlines & news, celebrating athlete stories and features
Let's Get Social
What are Olympic sport athletes up to on social media and away from competition?
Athletes Worth Watching
A look at some emerging Olympic sport athletes worth keeping an eye on
Ramblings and Things
I have my own comment and opinions on Olympic sports news sometimes!
A Quick Review
Thoughts on Olympic sports films, art, books, TV, etc. that I've come across now and then
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Me at Rio 2016's Barra Olympic Park
Header: Kallimarmaro stadium in Athens, site of the first modern Olympics in 1896