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The Official IAAF Athletics Coverage of the XXVII Olympic Games - Sydney 2000.

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In action during the Olympic 1500m semi-finalsWhat went wrong for Suzy …
9 October 2000 - For Suzy Favor-Hamilton, the last lap of the Olympic 1500m proved an experience of a lifetime - for all the wrong reasons. Leading with a lap to go, the 2000 list leader was still out in front with 200 to go and looked like becoming the first American woman to win an Olympic medal at 1500m. But then everything went badly wrong. More>>>

Ato Boldon in SydneyHundreds cheer return of Ato Boldon
9 October 2000 – Port of Spain - Hundreds of fans cheered as Trinidad and Tobago's prime minister welcomed back Olympian Ato Boldon to the Caribbean island. More>>>

Obadele Thompson (front) on the Olympic podiumThousands welcome Obadele Thompson home
7 October 2000 – Bridgetown, Barbados - Barbadian history man Obadele Thompson has returned from the Olympics to a hero's welcome - and a sports car - after winning the 100 metres bronze medal in Sydney. More>>>

Marion Jones celebrating her second gold medal in SydneyQueen Marion tops first post Olympics IAAF Rankings
3 October 2000 -There was little doubt about Marion Jones (USA) taking over the lead with her two individual sprint gold medals and a bronze in the long jump. In the men's rankings, the world’s fastest man, now double Olympic Champion Maurice Greene (USA) managed to keep his top position ahead of Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR). More>>>

Olympic champion Denise LewisBritish team returns in triumph from Sydney
3 October 2000 - London - The British team arrived home from Sydney on Tuesday. "I'm just a very happy person to come away with the gold medal and to be part of this very successful team," heptathlon champion Denise Lewis told a press conference. More>>>

Derartu Tulu and Gete Wami celebrating winning gold and silver in the 10000mAltitude training secret of Ethiopian golds
Sabrina Yohannes
2 October 2000 - Sydney - Intensive high-altitude training in the month before the Olympics is the key to Ethiopia's record haul of four gold medals at the Sydney Games. Ethiopian track athletes' gold medal tally was crowned when Gezahenge Abera completed a great tradition for his country by winning the men's marathon. More>>>

Men's Marathon brings fitting close to XXVII Olympiad
Giorgio Reineri for IAAF
1 October 2000 - Sydney - The victory of Ethiopia's Gezaghne Abera brought to a fabulous end the  Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. More>>>

Record attendance and great competition
1 October 2000 - Sydney -IAAF President Lamine Diack, had no doubts about who he considered the star of these Olympics, during an informal lunch with international press representatives today. More>>>

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IAAF Grand Prix Final 2000
16th IAAF Grand Prix Final - Doha, Qatar - 5 October 2000

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