|Opening Ceremony||15 Sep 2000|
|Closing Ceremony||01 Oct 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.
|Country||Total||Rank By Total|
|China, People Republic of||28||16||15||59||1|
|Korea, Republic of||8||10||10||28||2|
|Korea, Democratic People's Republic of||0||1||3||4||7|
|Iran, Islamic Republic of||3||0||1||4||7|