Posts Tagged "2000 Sydney Olympics"
Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000 are the two times the world’s biggest sporting event has visited our shores. It is likely that we will see the games return to Australia, but where and when should we enter the bidding fray?
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Ian Thorpe has ended months of speculation by announcing his return to swimming today, just in time for the 2012 London Olympics. It’s a much-needed boost for Australian swimming, which has been on a steady decline since Thorpe’s retirement four years ago.
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Should Australia win the right to host world football’s showpiece event in 2022, we can all look back to the last time we hosted such a landmark event, which was in 2000 with the Sydney Olympics, and learn some key lessons.
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The Olympics is starting to loom large on the horizon, the first Olympics in the post-GFC world, where the cashed up London that won the bid to host the games in 2012 is a far cry from the one that will host the Games.
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