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2000 Sydney Summer

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accueil In 1894 the Baron Pierre of Coubertin launched the idea of renovating the Olympics. In the year 2000 the games are unwound to Sydney city who was chosen during of the session of Monaco.
For these last's games of millennial the city of Sydney had made call to more than 47 000 volunteers of 15 to 83 years so that they unwind in the good conditions and she succeeded there.
To the sporty level to share some problems bound to the doping theses games were a true success.

Dates: September 15 - october 1, 2000
N.O.C. participants: 199
Number of sports: 28
Number of contests: 300
Number of athletes: 10651
Men: 6582
Women: 4069
Volonteers: 46967
Media: 16033
Opening: Sir William Deane, Australia General Gouvernor
Oath: Rechelle Hawkes
Oath juges: Peter Kerr
Last torch bearer: Cathy Freeman
Bids towns: Berlin (GER), Istanbul (TUR), Manchester (GBR), Beijing (CHN)