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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

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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

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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

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Flashback: Michael Phelps at the Sydney 2000 Olympics

Michael Phelps has not committed to making a run for Rio 2016, but if he does suit up in Brazil next year, he will become the first U.S. 721 more words

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Cathy Freeman's body suit from Sydney Olympic Opening Ceremony may be found

The suit Cathy Freeman wore when she lit the Sydney Olympic cauldron may have been found after going missing the night of that Opening Ceremony in 2000. 88 more words

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Men who flew from Sydney to Perth to torture drug dealer over debt sentenced

Four men who flew to Western Australia and tortured a Perth drug dealer, leaving him permanently disabled, have received lengthy jail terms.

Gary Visanich, 43, was lured to a house in Bentley and assaulted over a number of hours by Cyril Mansour, his brother Serji, Andy Mannah and Niraj Singh, who flew to Perth from Sydney in November 2011. 240 more words

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Amin Mohamed to stand trial for allegedly trying to join Syrian conflict

A 24-year-old Sydney man has been committed to stand trial for allegedly trying to join the fighting in Syria.

Amin Mohamed is accused of obtaining a phone number in a false name, applying for a New Zealand passport, booking flights to Turkey and obtaining the contact details of a Turkish resident to facilitate travel from Turkey to Syria. 178 more words

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