2000 Sydney Summer

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The 11thParalympic Games

  The Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games were outstanding from an organisational point of view, as a record 1.2 million tickets were sold and about 2,300 media representatives were on site to cover the Games.
They also set a new precedent in webcasting through We Media’s video streaming service online, as users across 103 countries logged on to catch the webcast.
Dates: 23-31 October, 2000
Number of sports: 19
Number of contests: 550
Number of athletes: 3878
Men: 2889
Women: 989
Volonteers: 13000
Media: 2400
Opening: Governor-General Sir William Deane
Oath: Tracy CROSS
Oath juges: Mary LONGDEN
Last torch bearer: Louise SAUVAGE
Bids towns: Berlin (GER), Istanbul (TUR), Manchester (GBR), Beijing (CHN)