The Sydney 2000 Summer Olympic Games or the Millennium Olympics' will be held between the September 15 and October 1, 2000 in Sydney, Australia. It will be the second time that the Summer Olympics have been held in the Southern Hemisphere. Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, Australia.
Sydney was selected as the host city on September 23, 1993.
Host city selectionEdit
Sydney won the right to host the Games on 24 September 1993, after being selected over Beijing, Berlin, Istanbul and Manchester in four rounds of voting, at the 101st IOC Session in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
|2000 Summer Olympics bidding results|
|City||NOC Name||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4|
|Manchester||Template:Country data Great Britain||10||13||11||—|
|Istanbul||Template:Country data Turkey||7||—||—||—|
The 2000 Summer Olympic programme featured 300 events in the following 28 sports:
- Main article: 2000 Summer Olympics medal table
These are the top ten nations that won medals the 2000 Games.
The ranking in this table is based on information provided by the International Olympic Committee. Some other sources may be inconsistent due to not taking into account all later doping cases.
Participating National Olympic CommitteesEdit
199 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participated in the Sydney Games, two more than in 1996 Summer Olympics. In addition, there were four Timorese Individual Olympic Athletes at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Eritrea, Federated States of Micronesia and Palau made their Olympic debut this year.
Afghanistan was the only 1996 participant that did not participate in 2000, having been banned due to the extremist rule of the Taliban's oppression of women and its prohibition of sports. Template:-