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Glory Alozie apologises for choosing Spain over Nigeria

AFN frustrated me to join Portugal, says Obikwelu 
Nigerian-born Spanish sprinter, Glory Alozie has pleaded with Nigerians to forgive her for the decision to change allegiance shortly after the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. 664 more words


Watch Suzy Favor Hamilton's collapse in Sydney Olympic 1500m final

If recent global championships are any indication, the Rio Olympic women’s 1500m final could be chaotic.

Not only is it likely to be a fast race (at some point) if Ethiopian world-record holder… 191 more words



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It was 2002 before I made my first flight in a plane or anything really. I had always avoided the large metal objects which seemed to me to defy the laws of nature and actually lift off the ground. 3,157 more words

Cathy Freeman 'reunited' with Sydney 2000 Olympic suit

The suit Cathy Freeman wore when she lit the Sydney Olympic cauldron was returned to her after going missing the night of that Opening Ceremony in 2000, according to the Australian legend’s Twitter. 120 more words


Flashback: Michael Phelps at the Sydney 2000 Olympics

Michael Phelps turned 30 years old Tuesday, which means his Olympic debut was half a lifetime ago.

If he suits up in Brazil next year, he will become the first U.S. 738 more words


Andreea Raducan will not be reinstated as 2000 Olympic all-around champion after meeting with IOC president

Retired Romanian gymnast Andreea Raducan, who won the 2000 Olympic all-around title but was stripped of the crown later in the Sydney Games after testing positive for a banned substance from cold-medicine pills given to her by a team doctor, will not be reinstated as the gold medalist, an International Olympic Committee spokesman said after Raducan met with IOC president  265 more words


Sydney Harbour Bridge Olympic rings on Ebay

The large, glowing Olympic rings that adorned the Sydney Harbour Bridge during the 2000 Olympics were listed on Ebay for about $8,000.

“The Rings are massive, in good condition and under cover they could be used for igloo type buildings,” read the item description, listed as being in New South Wales and available to ship only to Australia. 451 more words