Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games Collection
A collection of objects from the Olympic and Paralympic Games held in Sydney in 2000, including Australian uniforms and competition clothes, performance costumes from the opening and closing ceremonies, sporting equipment and ephemera.
In September and October 2000, Sydney hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The event was significant in the modern history of Sydney and Australia. Its infrastructure and organisational abilities were under scrutiny, with 10,651 athletes from 199 nations participating and innumerable tourists visiting to watch the Games. The Games were declared the 'best games ever'. In addition to the accomplishments of athletes in the stadium, there were significant achievements in Australian design and technology leading up to the Games. This collection of objects was donated by the New South Wales Government 2001. It consists of a wide range of objects such as Opening and Closing Ceremony props and costumes, Torch Relay objects, examples of product design, graphic design and environmental design, sporting equipment and uniforms. This collection is complemented by a range of other objects in the Museum's collection relating to the Sydney Games as well as to other Olympic Games held throughout the world
Some material in this collection may be subject to copyright
Events; Sport; Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Performance costumes; Props; Sports clothing; Sports ephemera; Sports equipment; Uniforms
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia