Looking for more about the 2000 summer Paralympics in Sydney, Australia?
You can find all the photos from the 2000 Games at Sydney that are owned by or donated to the Australian Paralympic Committee here. These images are licensed under Creative Commons and are free to use, if you acknowledge the source and ownership of the images.
The National Library has recorded oral history interviews with a number of participants in the 2000 Games: Athletes – Libby Kosmala, Terry Giddy, John Eden, Russell Short, David Gould, Chris Scott, Louise Sauvage, Liesl Tesch, Siobhan Paton, Kieran Modra, Kerry Modra Team officials – Paul Bird, (Chef de Mission) Chris Nunn, Scott Goodman, Kevin McIntosh, Jane Buckley, Jenni Banks, Anne Brunnell, Jason Hellwig.
Adrienne Smith and Ron Finneran discuss the difficulties encountered after Sydney won the bid to host the Games. Dr John Grant played a critical role as Chairman of the Bid Committee and President of the Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee. Greg Hartung (APC President) and Brendan Flynn (APC CEO) cover the Australian Team’s participation.
Australian Team Media Guide – Sydney Paralympics 2000 published by the Australian Paralympic Committee has brief profiles of team members.
Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 2000 summer Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.
The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.
Use the ‘contact us‘ button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.
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Date: November 2000