What stadium was the 2000 Olympics held?
Purpose-built as the main Stadium and centrepiece for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Stadium Australia was the jewel in a major urban renewal project unveiled in what is now known as Sydney Olympic Park.
What Olympic venues from the 2000 Olympics are in the Penrith area?
Penrith was privileged to host rowing and whitewater events and these two world class venues continue to be a legacy for Penrith, The Sydney International Regatta Centre and Penrith Whitewater Stadium. The Sydney International Regatta Centre was purpose-built for the 2000 Sydney Olympics and Paralympics.
What sports were played in the 2000 Olympics?
- Aquatics. Diving (8) Swimming (32) Synchronized swimming (2) Water polo (2)
- Archery (4)
- Athletics (46)
- Badminton (5)
- Baseball (1)
- Basketball (2)
- Boxing (12)
What sports did Australia add to the Olympics?
The 2000 Olympic games were held in Sydney, Australia. There were 28 sports on the program, an increase of two compared to the last Olympic Games. Taekwondo and Triathlon were added to the program.
What sports did Australia add to the 2000 Olympics?
Triathlon and taekwondo were two new additions to the Olympic programme. Susanthika Jayasinghe became the first Sri Lankan woman to win a medal, claiming bronze in the 200m, whilst Birgit Fischer earned two gold medals in kayaking to become the first woman in any sport to win medals 20 years apart.
What is Sydney Olympic stadium used for now?
Stadium Australia, currently known as Accor Stadium for sponsorship purposes, is a multi-purpose stadium located in the Sydney Olympic Park, in Sydney, Australia.
What happened to the Olympic Stadium in Sydney?
Since its opening in 1988, the stadium hosted countless events, up until 2018 when it closed and was subsequently demolished. A new world-class rectangular stadium is currently being constructed and is scheduled to open in 2022.