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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