Sydney 2000

Olympic Torch
Date of appearance: 2000
Theme: Olympic games
Tags: olympicgames, olympic

Olympics/Athletics 2000 Sydney Olympic torch Curved stainless steel, anodised alloy and Kevlar construction, the shape echoing the Opera House roofs, the outer sleeve printed with the Sydney 2000 Olympic logo, 790mm. high FOOTNOTES Designed by Blue Sky Design, the 2000 relay was the longest in Olympic history. After a relay in Greece, the flame was carried by plane to Oceania where it was carried through the Pacific Islands, New Zealand and all parts of Australia, where there were 11,000 bearers alone. A total of 14,000 torches were made.

Sydney 2000
Part of the Sydney 2000 Games Collection. Gift of the New South Wales Government, 2001. Collection:Powerhouse Museum - See more at:
Detail from 2001/84/267 Olympic torch, used by Cathy Freeman, opening ceremony, Sydney 2000. Collection: Powerhouse Museum - See more at: