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2000 Paralympics, Sydney

Date: 18th October – 29th October 2016
Venue: Sydney Olympic Park


The 2000 Paralympic Games were held in Sydney, Australia, from 18 to 29 October. In September 1993, Sydney won the rights to host the 2000 Paralympic Games. To secure this right it was expected that the New South Wales Government would underwrite the budget for the games. The Sydney games were the eleventh Summer Paralympic Games, where an estimated 3800 athletes took part in the programme. They commenced with the opening ceremony on 18 October 2000. It was followed by the 11 days of fierce international competition and was the second largest sporting event ever held in Australia. They were also the first Paralympic Games outside the Northern Hemisphere.


Jayne Craike (MNZM)   Dressage Champ 1st
Jayne Craike (MNZM)   Dressage Freestyle 2nd

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