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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An Olympics fan blog celebrating all things Olympic sport athletes
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Random highlights of Olympic sport athletes - news, social links, and more, seen through the cheeky lens of this one particular, passionate fan.
A Little Roundup
Links to select Olympic sports headlines & news that catch my eye, focused on celebrating athlete stories
Let's Get Social
What are some of your favorite Olympic sport athletes up to on social media away from the competition?
Athletes Worth Watching
Who are some emerging Olympic sport athletes worth keeping an eye on for the future?
They are the Champions
Congratulations to the world champions of Olympic sports!
Ramblings and Things
I have my own comment and opinions sometimes!
A Quick Review
Quick thoughts on Olympic sports-related films, art, books, TV, etc. that I've come across .
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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