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SYDNEY OLYMPIC GAMES 2000 - The Mascots

SYDNEY OLYMPIC GAMES 2000 - The Mascots | sydney olympics australia | Scoop.it

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I liked this image becase it remind us of the importance of the mascits. These mascots represent Australia and the tranditoinal animals, I also think this image is really cute

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Georgia Carrick's comment, September 25, 2013 11:39 PM
The mascots are always important for the olympics, they show off the culture of the host city. for Australia it was the kookaburra, platypus and echidna, all very Australian animals.
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File:Sydney Olympic Fireworks.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

File:Sydney Olympic Fireworks.jpg - Wikimedia Commons | sydney olympics australia | Scoop.it
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This is a beautiful image of the fireworks over the Sydney Harbour bridge during the closing ceremonies of the games. I liked this image becase the colours are the same as the rings on the olymic logo. These colours represent all the colours of every country's flag. 

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Cathy Freeman Wins 400m Gold - Sydney 2000 Olympics

Highlights from Cathy Freeman's Gold medal victory in the Women's 400m during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

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This is one of Australia memorable wins in the Sydney Olympics when Cathy Freeman won gold. She is a great runner and when i was younger i aspired to be like her. I think watching this is a fun way to learn more about the 2000 Olympics.

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Ashtyn Simpson's curator insight, September 25, 2013 12:01 AM

This is a memorable video capturing the 400m event of Australia's Cathy Freeman's Gold medal victory which gave Australia National Pride. i would recommed this to other researchers wanting to know more about this period in Australian historyas it gives a visual insight of the games in Sydney 2000. 

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Australian Olympic Committee: 2000 Sydney

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In September, 2000, the residents of the Harbour City and the people of Australia set the benchmark of how future Olympics would be measured by staging what IOC President
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This is great reliable website that looks not only at the Syndey Olympics but also at all the other one that have been held. It tells you about the athlets and medallits and about the spirt of Australia. 

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2000 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2000 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Sydney 2000 Summer Olympic Games or the Millennium Olympic Games/ Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was celebrated between 15 September and 1 October 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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This is a great website to find out facts and information about the Syndey Olympics. I found it easy looking at this website to find out the costs, opening, events day by day and the medal count. It really has every thing in one place. 

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