– The host nation won the first Olympic women’s water polo
tournament, beating the USA 4-3
OF THE XXVIIth OLYMPIAD
superb competition and a fantastic atmosphere! The Games of the
XXVII Olympiad, held in Sydney, from September 15 to October 1,
2000, will remain in everyone’s memory as a key moment for the
promotion of the sport and the glory of the best athletes of the
Also the 15 World Records, 38 Olympic Records and 75
Continental Records set in the swimming programme and the success of all the
other disciplines will certainly be a standard for the future.
athletes took part at these Games in the FINA disciplines: in swimming, 981; in
diving, 159; in synchronised swimming, 104; and in water polo, 234 (668 female
and 810 male).
facilities, the quality of athletes’ performances, with a record number of
countries and athletes who were in the run to win medals, and the expertise of
the officials assured our sport the widest world audience ever and the most
fascinating FINA competitions ever”, considered Mustapha Larfaoui, re-elected
President of FINA, about the success of the Games. Mr.
Larfaoui also thanked, in a Press Conference held in Sydney, “the
wonderful work and dedication” of all the staff and volunteers working in the
2000 AQUATICS EVENTS