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5 - 11 October 2000
Issue No. 502
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Firsts, whooshes, twists
As with any Olympics, the 2000 Summer Games offered a dizzying selection of memorable moments to take home -- and some that everyone wishes they could forget
Olympic Games Over with a spectacular bang
The Sydney Games bid farewell to the world in a closing ceremony bursting with the exhilaration of the land they call Oz

GymnastsWe came, we saw, we came back
Some Arab countries made an impact in Sydney. Some made a mess
Olympic GamesFish out of water
Two days after returning from Sydney Rania Elwani, right, dropped two bombshells: she announced her retirement and had donned the higab, thus abruptly ending her sensational swimming career.
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