6 (in 5 host cities)
| 13 – 30 September|
| 16 (men) + 8 (women) (from 6 confederations)|
United States (women)
The football tournament at the 2000 Summer Olympics started on 13 September. The men's tournament is played by U-23 (under 23 years old) national teams, with up to three over age players allowed per squad. Article 1 of the tournament regulations states: "The Tournaments take place every four years, in conjunction with the Summer Olympic Games. The associations affiliated to FIFA are invited to participate with their men's U-23 and women's representative teams."
Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics Wikipedia
* Hindmarsh Stadium only used during the Men's tournament. Temporary seating was added for the games.