2000 Summer Olympics


August 20, 2022

The 2000 Summer Olympics (English: 2000 Summer Olympics, Games of the XXVII Olympiad) was the Summer Olympics held from September 15 to October 1, 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was the last Olympic Games in the 20th century and the first Olympic Games in the new millennium.

Voting result

On September 23, 1993, the venue was decided at the IOC General Assembly in Monte Carlo, Monaco.


There are three mascots for the 2000 Summer Olympics. All of these archetypes are animals native to Australia. "Syd" - the platypus — Syd symbolizes the host city, Sydney. "Millie" - echidna - Millie symbolizes the new millennium. "Olly" - Kukabura - Olly symbolizes the Olympics.


Participating countries

Participation in Afghanistan was banned due to the fact that the Taliban regime imposed a policy to ban women's sports activities. Eritrea, the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau participated in the Summer Olympics for the first time. Hong Kong, which was returned to the People's Republic of China in 1997, participated in this competition as an administrative region of China. In addition, the East Timor team, which was preparing for independence from Indonesia with the support of the United Nations at the time, participated as an individual team in the form of an independent Olympic team. The countries participating in the 2000 Summer Olympics and the number of participants are as follows.


Taekwondo and triathlon were adopted as official events from this event.

Medal Count

Competition details

In the men's soccer tournament, Cameroon defeated Spain and became Cameroon's first Olympic gold medalist. In the men's marathon, Africa's Ethiopia and Kenya swept gold, silver and bronze medals in the marathon. Taekwondo and the triathlon, which are unique Korean sports, were adopted as official events. The Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea entered simultaneously holding the Korean Peninsula flag at the opening ceremony for the first time in the history of the Summer Olympics. Timor-Leste participated in the competition for the first time as an individual team member. The Korean national baseball team, which sent out professional players, won a bronze medal in baseball. (The US national baseball team, which featured minor league players (aka minor leaguers), took the gold medal, and the Cuban national baseball team got the silver medal) South Korea's Kim Young-ho won the gold medal in the men's individual foil fencing event, becoming the first Asian male to become the first Asian man to win the gold medal in fencing. From the quarterfinals to the final, he defeated Ukraine's Serhi Holubitzki, Russia's Dmitry Shevchenko and Germany's Ralph Wisdorf in order. The most recent Olympics were the opening ceremonies after September. As the next host country was Greece, for the first time since the modern Olympics, two Greek flags were hoisted on the left and right during the closing ceremony. As for the national anthem, Greece's national anthem was sung up to the second verse, one in honor of Greece and the other in terms of the next host country. As soon as the Greek national anthem finished up to verse 2, the host country, Australia, sang up to verse 2. Equestrian and Paralympic Games were held for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere. Women also participate in water polo for the first time.

See also

2000 Summer Paralympic Games sydney olympic park

External Links

IOC 2000 Summer Olympics page Sydney Olympic Information Sydney Olympic Opening Ceremony - Australian Special Events australia olympics