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2000 Sydney Olympic Summer Games, from 09/15 to 10/01/2000
Arriving on 09/12/2000 in Australian land. A mythical country, a very beautiful city, Australia and Sydney have conquered me. My first week of stay takes place in a youth hostel, category 4 star (the must), in the center of Sydney. On the 13th and 14th of September, I’m going to discover the city.
Day 0 – Opening Ceremony – September 15
It is in the company of my brother-in-law, Frédéric, that I explore the city. Many street events attract the curiosity of the public. We go to the Opera Square, near which is installed triathlon site.
Day 1 – September 16
Visit of the city and its attractions. Pins trading at Darling Harbour.
Day 2 – September 17
I attend the final of the women’s epee at Exhibition Center. Laura Flessel-Colovic qualified for the 1/2 finals.
Day 3 – September 18
After a trip to town, place at a qualifying handball match between Cuba and Russia, at Olympic Park, Pavilion 2.
Day 4 – September 19
Day stroll on Circular Quay and pins trading at Darling Harbour.
Day 6 – September 21
Fencing is at the program of the day, with women’s foil and men’s saber.
Day 7 – September 22
Pins trading in Darling Harbour, then Judo finals, women +70 kg and men +100 kg.
Day 8 – September 23
Handball for today with the Women’s Qualification Match, France – Angola.
Day 12 – September 27
Trading pins in Darling Harbour and walk in town.
Day 15 – September 30
Pins trading in Darling Harbour with my Russian and Canadian friends.
Day 16 – 1st October, closing ceremony
Walking in Darling Harbour
Visit of the Sydney Aquarium with my friends Marc and Irina on October 2nd. Parade of Australian athletes on October 3rd in George Street. On October 4th, visit the animal park Doonside (Featherdale Wildlife Park) with Jean-Pierre and Marc. On October 5th, parade volunteers in George Street and return to France.