What new events were added to the 2000 Summer Olympics?

What new events were added to the 2000 Summer Olympics?

Several events were contested at the Olympics for the first time in 2000, including men’s and women’s tae kwon do, trampoline, triathlon, and synchronized diving. Other new women’s events included weightlifting, modern pentathlon, and pole vault.

Which sports have been added to the Olympic lineup since 2000?

Changes since 2000 Following the addition of women’s boxing in 2012, and women’s ski jumping in 2014, there are only Greco-Roman wrestling and nordic combined, respectively, that are only for men in those games. Two previously discontinued sports, golf and rugby, returned for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Who sang at 2000 Olympics?


No. Title Performer
1. “The Flame” Tina Arena, Sydney Children’s Choir & the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
2. “Dare to Dream” John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John
3. “Heroes Live Forever” Vanessa Amorosi
4. “Under Southern Skies” Nikki Webster & Sing 2001 Choir

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)

Who won the 2000 Summer Olympics?

Men’s events

Event Gold Silver
100 metres Maurice Greene United States Ato Boldon Trinidad and Tobago
200 metres Konstantinos Kenteris Greece Darren Campbell Great Britain
400 metres Michael Johnson United States Alvin Harrison United States
800 metres Nils Schumann Germany Wilson Kipketer Denmark

How many Games were played in the 2000 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.

What sports did Beijing add to the Olympics?

Beijing 2022 Olympic Sports

  • Alpine Skiing.
  • Biathlon.
  • Bobsleigh.
  • Cross-Country Skiing.
  • Curling.
  • Figure Skating.
  • Freestyle Skiing.
  • Ice Hockey.

Why is chess not in the Olympics?

All Olympic games are tests of physical abilities. Chess is a test of mental ability. So chess has it’s own competitions, apart from sports.

What happened to Nikki Webster?

In 2010, she founded her own teaching academy: Dance Nikki Webster. The singer now owns three New South Wales dance studios – in Leichardt, Minchinbury, and Erina on the Central Coast. Most recently, Nikki was unveiled as the Alien on the inaugural season of The Masked Singer Australia in 2019.

Who closed the 2000 Olympics?

The 2000 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony took place on 1 October 2000 in Stadium Australia. IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch declared that the 2000 Olympic Games were the “best Olympic Games ever”.

How did the 2000 Olympics shape Australia?

Sydney 2000 provided a striking opportunity for Australia to project a global image as a sophisticated, multicultural nation. Although Olympic tourism promotion relied heavily on Australia’s natural environment, its strategy made room for showing Australia as a highly urbanised, culturally diverse society.

What did Australia come in the 2000 Olympics?

Australia won 58 medals – 16 gold, 25 silver and 17 bronze – to finish fourth on the medal table behind the United States, Russia and China. A team of 632 athletes, 349 men and 283 women, competed in the Games.