Sydney 2000
The exceptionally well-organised Sydney Games were a true celebration of Olympic values and sporting excellence. 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. Women also took part in weightlifting and the modern pentathlon for the very first time.

Sydney 2000 the XXVII Olympiad Games was held from September 15 to October 1, 2000 in Australia and had a total of 10,651 Athletes (6,582 men, 4,069 women) with 199 Nations and 4 individual Athletes participating in 28 Sports.
XXVI Summer Olympic Games  Sydney 2000
Opening Ceremony 15 Sep 2000
Closing Ceremony 01 Oct 2000
Host City Sydney
Country Australia
Nations Participating 199
Athletes Female 4069 Male 6582
Events 300
Disciplines 21
Volunters 46967
Media 16033
Asian Medal Standings
Rank Country G S B T RT
1 CHN China
28 16 15 59 1
2 KOR Korea
8 10 10 28 2
3 JPN Japan
5 9 6 20 3
4 KAZ Kazakhstan
3 4 0 7 4
5 IRI Iran
3 0 1 4 7
6 INA Indonesia
1 3 2 6 5
7 UZB Uzbekistan
1 1 2 4 7
8 THA Thailand
1 0 2 3 10
9 TPE Chinese Taipei
0 1 4 5 6
10 PRK DPR Korea
0 1 3 4 7
11 KSA Saudi Arabia
0 1 1 2 11
12 VIE Vietnam
0 1 0 1 12
13 KUW Kuwait
0 0 1 1 12
13 QAT Qatar
0 0 1 1 12
13 IND India
0 0 1 1 12
13 SRI Sri Lanka
0 0 1 1 12
13 KGZ Kyrgyzstan
0 0 1 1 12

    Total: 50 47 51 148  
Legend
G - Gold      S - Silver      B - Bronze     T - Total      RT - Rank by Total
Note
Rank by Total is calculated by total number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.
  

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