XXVII Olympic Games


SYDNEY 2000

Games of the XXVII Olympiad

The Sydney 2000 Games were the largest yet, with 10,651 athletes competing in 300 events. Despite their size, they were well organised, renewing faith in the Olympic Movement. Birgit Fischer earned two gold medals in Kayak to become the first woman in any sport to win medals 20 years apart. Judoka Ryoko Tamura lost in the final in both Barcelona and Atlanta , but came back to win the gold medal in Sydney . Steven Redgrave became the first rower to win gold medals at five consecutive Olympics. The US softball team won in stirring fashion, losing three games in a row and then coming back to defeat each of the teams they had lost to.


Participating Nations

199 NOCs (Nations) and 4 individual athletes (IOA)

Participants

10,651 athletes (4,069 women, 6,582 men)

Events

300

The top three winners were: United States of America, Russian Federation and People's Republic of China


Medal Tally of 27th Olympic Games

Rank.
Nation
Medals
Gold
  Silver
Bronze
Total
1
United States of America
40
24
33
97
2
Russian Federation
32
28
28
88
3
People's Republic of China
28
16
15
59
4
Australia
16
25
17
58
5
Germany
13
17
26
56
6
France
13
14
11
38
7
Italy
13
8
13
34
8
Netherlands
12
9
4
25
9
Cuba
11
11
7
29
10
Great Britain
11
10
7
28
11
Romania
11
6
8
25
12
Korea
8
10
10
28
13
Hungary
8
6
3
17
14
Poland
6
5
3
14
15
Japan
5
8
5
18
16
Bulgaria
5
6
2
13
17
Greece
4
6
3
13
18
Sweden
4
5
3
12
19
Norway
4
3
3
10
20
Ethiopia
4
1
3
8
21
Ukraine
3
10
10
23
22
Kazakhstan
3
4
0
7
23
Belarus
3
3
11
17
24
Canada
3
3
8
14
25
Spain
3
3
5
11
26
Turkey
3
0
2
5
27
Islamic Republic of Iran
3
0
1
4
28
Czech Republic
2
3
3
8
29
Kenya
2
3
2
7
30
Denmark
2
3
1
6
31
Finland
2
1
1
4
32
Austria
2
1
0
3
33
Lithuania
2
0
3
5
34
Azerbaijan
2
0
1
3
35
Slovenia
2
0
0
2
36
Switzerland
1
6
2
9
37
Indonesia
1
3
2
6
38
Slovakia
1
3
1
5
39
Mexico
1
2
3
6
40
Algeria
1
1
3
5
41
Uzbekistan
1
1
2
4
42
Latvia
1
1
1
3
=42
Yugoslavia
1
1
1
3
44
Bahamas
1
1
0
2
45
New Zealand
1
0
3
4
=46
Estonia
1
0
2
3
=46
Thailand
1
0
2
3
48
Croatia
1
0
1
2
=49
Cameroon
1
0
0
1
=49
Colombia
1
0
0
1
=49
Mozambique
1
0
0
1
52
Brazil
0
6
6
12
53
Jamaica
0
4
3
7
54
Nigeria
0
3
0
3
=55
Belgium
0
2
3
5
=55
South Africa
0
2
3
5
57
Argentina
0
2
2
4
=58
Chinese Taipei
0
1
4
5
=58
Morocco
0
1
4
5
60
DPR Korea
0
1
3
4
=61
Republic of Moldova
0
1
1
2
=61
Saudi Arabia
0
1
1
2
=61
Trinidad and Tobago
0
1
1
2
=64
Ireland
0
1
0
1
=64
Uruguay
0
1
0
1
=64
Viet Nam
0
1
0
1
67
Georgia
0
0
6
6
=68
Costa Rica
0
0
2
2
=68
Portugal
0
0
2
2
=70
Armenia
0
0
1
1
=70
Barbados
0
0
1
1
=70
Chile
0
0
1
1
=70
Former Yugoslav Republic of Ma
0
0
1
1
=70
Iceland
0
0
1
1
=70
India
0
0
1
1
=70
Israel
0
0
1
1
=70
Kuwait
0
0
1
1
=70
Kyrgyzstan
0
0
1
1
=70
Qatar
0
0
1
1
=70
Sri Lanka
0
0
1
1
Total
301
299
327
927