October 28, 2005 |
Jerome Young, the U.S. sprinter who ran in the 2000 Sydney Olympics one year after he secretly had tested positive for a banned steroid, was ordered Thursday by the International Olympic Committee to surrender his gold medal. His agent said no. Vowing legal action against the IOC and other U.S.
October 5, 2000 |
It's been one unbelievable moment after another for Greco-Roman wrestler Rulon Gardner since the most unbelievable moment of all, when he beat the unbeatable, Russian Alexander Karelin, for the Olympic gold medal less than a week ago in Sydney, Australia. What happened to him Wednesday night comes in a close second. Gardner was at the NBC Studios in Burbank to make an appearance on the "Tonight Show With Jay Leno."
September 15, 2000 |
Olivia Newton-John can't take her eyes off the hummingbirds flitting from orchid to azalea in the backyard of her Malibu home. "Look--behind you, there," she whispers, careful not to scare any of them away. "The green one. I don't think I've seen him before." The serenity of this moment will be replaced by a high-profile and hectic trip to Australia--the land of her childhood--where she will take part in the opening ceremonies of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
September 28, 2000 |
Oh, sure, it was lovely seeing Cathy Freeman's winged run into fluttering hearts worldwide, her 400-meter flight to Olympic gold. A triumph of spirit, a symbol for the Aboriginal people. But when I watched her race this week in Sydney, hard as I tried to focus on what the Olympic Games are really about, my mind kept veering to the trite ponderings of the casual athlete that I am: What's up with that hooded unitard?
September 3, 1993 |
This gritty, nondescript city, which prides itself on being the cradle of the Industrial Revolution, is in the last throes of an expensive battle to capture the summer Olympic Games in the year 2000.
September 15, 1999 |
* Dates: Sept. 15-Oct. 1, 2000. * Tickets: The Sydney Organizing Committee received 317,000 ticket applications, 6,000 more than the previous record set by Atlanta four years ago. The average application for the 2000 Games was for eight to 10 tickets with the total worth estimated at $227.5 million. Australians have an option on 5 million of the 9.6 million tickets, with 750,000 available overseas and the rest going to sponsors, media and Olympic officials.
September 20, 2000 |
Despite lagging behind other recent Olympics in the ratings race, initial tune-in for the current Games in Sydney, Australia, easily placed NBC onto the week's victory platform, based on viewing estimates issued Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research. NBC's tape-delayed coverage, anchored in prime time by Bob Costas, actually drew its biggest audience before the bulk of the action began with Friday's opening ceremonies.
July 30, 2000 |
As soon as Jamie Dantzscher did her twisting dismount off the balance beam Saturday, landing solidly on her feet, she leaped into the arms of her coaches, Steve Rybacki and Beth Kline-Rybacki. Dantzscher, an 18-year-old from San Dimas, knew what she had done. She had just won the bronze medal for all-around performance at the 2000 U.S. Gymnastics Championships and stamped herself as a strong contender for the Olympic team.