Sydney 2000 Facts & Figures | Australian Olympic Committee

Facts and figures surrounding the 'Greatest Games Ever'

Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

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199.

199 nations took part in Sydney 2000 - a new Olympic Games record

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6.7m.

6.7million tickets were sold for Sydney 2000 - a new Games record

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112,687.

112,687 people attended the Sydney 2000 Opening Ceremony, at the Sydney Olympic Park

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3.

There were 3 Sydney 2000 mascots - Syd the Platypus, Millie the Echidna, and Olly the Kookaburra

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46,967.

46,967 volunteers were a part of Sydney 2000 (53% women)

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2.

2 new sports were introduced at Sydney 2000 - Triathlon and Taekwondo

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3.7b.

3.7billion people tuned-in to watch the Games on TV, across 220 countries

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10,651.

10,651 athletes took part in Sydney 2000 - 6,582 men; 4,069 women

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928.

In total, 928 medals were won at the Sydney 2000

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6.

The most medals won by an individual was 6 - Russian Gymnast, Aleksey Nemov

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93.

USA won the most medals at Sydney 2000 - 93 (37 gold, 24 silver, 32 bronze)

Australian Olympic Team

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632.

There were 632 athletes in the Australian Olympic Team, the largest Team to this day

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58.

Australia won 58 medals at the Games (16 gold; 25 silver; 17 bronze)

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4th.

The Australian Team finished 4th in the Sydney 2000 medal table, behind USA, Russia and China

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5.

Ian Thorpe won the most medals for Australia - 5! (3x gold; 2x silver)

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1.2.

1.2 secs remaining when Yvette Higgins scored to defeat USA 4-3 and win gold in women’s water polo

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13,400.

13,400 torch bearers took park in the torch relay, covering 60,625kms in 100 days

Sydney Olympic Park

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10m.

Over 10million people visit the Sydney Olympic Park every year

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85,000.

Over 85,000 cyclists a month make the most of the 35kms of path and cycleways

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5,000.

Over 5,000 events each year are hosted at the Sydney Olympic Park

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2.6m / 2.2m.

2.6million people play sport and 2.2million people watch sport at the Sydney Olympic Park each year

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25,000.

25,000 residents, workers and students are part of the everyday community at Sydney Olympic Park