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The Sydney 2000 Simmer Olympic Gemmes or the Millennium Olympic Gemmes/Gemmes o the New Millennium, offeecially kent as the Gemmes o the XXVII Olympiad, wur an internaitional multi-sport event which wis celebratit atween 15 September an 1 October 2000 in Sydney, New Sooth Wales, Australie. It wis the seicont time that the Simmer Olympics wur held in the Soothren Hemisphere, the first ane bein in Melbourne, Victoria in 1956.

Gemmes o the XXVII Olympiad
Host ceety Sydney, Australie
Motto Share the Spirit
Dare tae Dream
Naitions pairteecipatin 199
Athletes pairteecipatin 10,651
(6,582 men, 4,069 weemen)[1]
Events 300 in 28 sports
Appenin ceremony 15 September
Closin ceremony 1 October
Offeecially appened bi Govrenor-General
Sir William Deane
Athlete's Oath Rechelle Hawkes
Judge's Oath Peter Kerr
Olympic Torch Cathy Freeman
Stadium Stadium Australia


  1. "The Olympic Summer Games Factsheet" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 5 August 2012.