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2000 Summer Olympics closing ceremony

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Venue  Stadium Australia
Filmed by  Seven Network and SOBO
Location  Sydney, Australia
Participants  114,714 in attendance
2000 Summer Olympics closing ceremony
Date  19:00, 1 October 2000 (AEDST (UTC+11:00)) (2000-10-01T19:00AEDST (UTC+11:00))

The 2000 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony took place on 1 October 2000 in Stadium Australia. The Closing Ceremony attracted 114,714 people, the largest attendance in modern Olympic Games history. IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch declared that the 2000 Olympic games were best Olympic Games ever.



  • ‘Countdown Fanfare’ – Composed by Richard Mills performed by Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  • ‘Games 2000 Fanfare’ – Composed by David Stanhope, performed by Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  • ‘My Island Home (Earth Beat mix)’ – Written by Neil Murray, performed by Christine Anu
  • Entry of the Flagbearers and the Athletes

  • ‘Games 2000 Fanfare’ – Composed by David Stanhope, performed by Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  • ‘Olympic Fireworks’ – Composed by David Stanhope
  • ‘Journey of Angels’ – Performed by Chong Lim
  • ‘Affirmation’ – Performed by Savage Garden
  • National Anthems of Greece and Australia

  • ‘The National anthem of Greece’ – Performed by The Millennium Children’s Choir of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
  • ‘The National Anthem of Australia (Advance Australia Fair’ – Music & Lyrics by Peter Dodds McCormick, performed by Sing 2001 Choir, Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  • The Olympic Order and Cup Awarding

    Michael Knight, President of the President of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Organizing Committee (SOCOG) was awarded the Gold Olympic Order as an expression of gratitude for a perfect organisation. In addition, The International Olympic Committee has decided to award the Olympic Cup to the people of Sydney for their enthusiastic and unpartisan support of athletes from all countries.

    The New Member Athletes of the International Olympic Committee

    The eight athlete members who were elected are:

    1) Sergei Bubka (athletics, Ukraine)

    2) Charmaine Crooks (athletics, Canada)

    3) Robert Ctvrtlik (volleyball, United States of America)

    4) Manuel Estiarte (water polo, Spain)

    5) Susan O'Neill (swimming, Australia)

    6) Alexander Popov (swimming, Russian Federation)

    7) Jan Zelezny (athletics, Czech Republic)

    8) Roland Baar (rowing, Germany).

    The 'Welcome Home, Olympics: Athens 2004' Handover

    Dimitris Avramopoulos, Mayor of Athens and Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, President of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games Committee were entering to the stadium. After that, the priestesses of Olympia, from Greece, were entering to do a traditional rite in preparation for the Olympic flag Handover Ceremony. After the performance, the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Frank Sartor comes with the Olympic flag and handed over to the Mayor of Athens, Dimitris Avramopoulos by the IOC President, Juan Antonio Samaranch. After the handover ceremony, the traditional rite has come to the end: The priestesses were looking around the flag, they take off the flag, put laurel branches and they carried the flag to Athens, the next olympic host city.

    Olympic Flag and Hymn

  • ‘Olympic Hymn’ – Composed by Spiros Samara, lyrics by Costas Palamas, performed by Yvonne Kenny
  • ‘Journey of Angels’ – Composed by Chong Lim
  • The flag bearers of the Olympic Flag was:

    1) Lori Munz (swimming)

    2) Melissa Rippon (water polo)

    3) Anna Mcllwaine (diving)

    4) Matthew Belcher (sailing)

    5) Neil Dennis (rowing)

    6) Stefan Szscurowski (rowing)

    7) Kerrie Meares (cycling)

    8) Mark Renshaw (cycling)

    We'll Be One

  • ‘We'll Be One’ – Performed by Nikki Webster & Sing 2001 Choir
  • Let's Party!

  • ‘Absolutely Everybody (Latino Mix)’ – Performed by Vanessa Amorosi
  • ‘Love is in the Air (Olympic samba mix)’ – Performed by John Paul Young
  • ‘Back on the Terra Firma’ – Performed by Phil & Tommy Emmanuel
  • ‘What You Need’ – Performed by INXS with Jon Stevens
  • ‘Working Class Man’ – Performed by Jimmy Barnes
  • ‘Beds Are Burning’ – Performed by Midnight Oil
  • ‘Treaty’ – Performed by Yothu Yindi
  • ‘Dancing Queen’ – Performed by Kylie Minogue
  • Theme from ‘Jaws’ – Composed by John Williams
  • Theme from the TV show, ‘Bananas in Pyjamas’(Remix) – Written by Blyton
  • ‘Don’t Call Me Baby’ – Written, Lyrics & Performed by Madison Avenue
  • ‘Finally’ – Performed by Cece Peniston
  • ‘On A Night Like This’ – Performed by Kylie Minogue
  • ‘Down Under’ – Performed by Men At Work with cast (The Geodome Stage was folded into a giant 8-sided octagontal figure called The Geode)
  • ‘Waltzing Matilda’ – Performed by Slim Dusty with cast
  • Closing Night Harbour Spectacular

    'Closing Night Harbour Spectacular' Soundtrack:

  • Olympic Fireworks - David Stanhope
  • Tannhauser Overture - Richard Wagner
  • Arrivals: Movements I to V - Pee Wee Ferris
  • Symphony Of A Thousand - Gustav Mahler
  • Anthems

  • Millennium Children’s Choir of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia – Greek national anthem
  • Millennium Children’s Choir of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, Sing 2001 Choir and Sydney Symphony Orchestra – Australian national anthem
  • Yvonne Kenny, – Olympic Hymn
  • Television coverage

    Australia - Seven Network on Channel 7


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