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Kenyans dominant in distance events  The Kenyans are going 1-2 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a bumper-car finish, and first and third in the 1,500 Michael Johnson wins 6th gold medal
17-year-old Ian Thorpe wins 4 medals  Thorpe is breaking his own world record in the 400m freestyle   Olympic Games open

September 2000 ... more > Top ^
Sep.15   Sydney  
  Organizers thrilled the 110,000 spectators and an 4 billion TV viewers with a spectacular opening ceremony
 Australian Governor General Sir William Deane declared the games officially open. 12,697 performers , including some Aborigine women, take part in the ceremony. Golfer Greg Norman carried the torch across the spectacular harbor bridge to bring the Olympics down under
Sep.30   Sydney  

October 2000 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1   Sydney  
  Track star wraps up his Olympic career with relay victory
  Jones, Freeman were the best stories
  Sydney   Jones runs her total to 5
  Sprint star comes home with 3 gold, 2 bronze

November 2000 ... more > Top ^
Nov.16   Thailand     Golfer Smith take the lead  Smith made 8 birdies and shot a 7-under-par 65 at the Johnnie Walker Classic Nov.24     Baddeley shares Open lead  Defending champion A. Baddeley shot a 3-under-par 69 Nov.30   Queensland   Chris Riley leads PGA  Riley, fired 6 birdies in his 6-under-par round of 66

December 2000 ... more > Top ^
Dec.6     Australia, Indonesia talks delayed
  Ministerial talks to repair Indonesia-Australia bilateral relations were postponed Dec.10   Spain   Spain won its first Davis Cup
  Ferrero defeated Australian Hewitt 6-2, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 for 3-1 lead
Dec.13   Indonesia   163 boatpeople drowned
  2 vessels sank in stormy seas Dec.19     Australia beat the West Indies  3-0 lead in the 5-match series Dec.31     100th anniversary of founding  Prime Minister Howard, Governor General Deane and state leaders were recreating the January 1, 1901 ceremony

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