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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Random highlights from the world of Olympic sports athletes, through the cheeky lens of one particular, passionate fan.
A Little Roundup
Select links to Olympic sports headlines & news, focused on celebrating athletes' stories
Let's Get Social
Sharing some of my favorite fun and candid social media posts from Olympic sports athletes
Athletes Worth Watching
A quick look at emerging and some lesser-known Olympic sports 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
Me at Rio 2016's Barra Olympic Park
Header: Kallimarmaro stadium in Athens, site of the first modern Olympics in 1896
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