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IOC approves events for Sydney games

...female team in each of the sports," John Coates, head of Australia's national Olympic committee, said. In addition to the new disciplines, the IOC previously had approved two new sports for the Sydney Games: triathlon and taekwondo.

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IOC official suggests ditching profit-sharing deal

...bribery scandal, organizers of the Sydney Games were urged by an IOC executive...corporate sponsors for the 2000 Sydney Games has become a major concern in the...coordination commission for the Sydney Games, said he is optimistic that Sydney...

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HGH found in Uzbekistan official's bag

...Olympic team official could face expulsion from the Sydney Games and severe legal penalties in Australia. Chemical analysis...endurance athletes for the new EPO tests during the Sydney Games. Schamasch said the tests would focus on events including...

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Jones named top female athlete

...failed to reach her goal of five gold medals at the Sydney Games. All she did was win more medals than any female track...Jones' prediction, made two years in advance of the Sydney Games, earned her a lot of publicity, something she will...

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Olympic torch begins first leg of its worldwide relay

SYDNEY, Australia -- In her most-watched run since winning the 400 meters at the 2000 Sydney Games, Cathy Freeman carried the Olympic torch Friday on the first leg of its worldwide relay to Athens. After a welcoming ceremony...

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Baseball will allow non 40-man roster players in Olympics

...participate in Olympic qualifying this year and at the 2000 Sydney Games. Sandy Alderson, the new executive director of baseball...baseball has no intention of sending major leaguers. The Sydney Games are scheduled for Sept. 16-Oct. 1, the final two...

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Overtime

...medal after failing a drug test. Two wrestlers tested positive for banned substances during the final weekend of the Sydney Games on Sept. 30-Oct. 1, a senior Olympic medical official said Wednesday. One of the wrestlers won a gold medal...

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Sydney is transformed into an 'Olympic community'

...American Nancy Johnson marking her way to gold in the 10m air rifle competition. Maybe that was appropriate for the Sydney Games, a fitting first shot to start two weeks that will race like no others Australia has known. And to begin a time when...

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U.S. prepares for Sydney

...teams be used in qualifying for the Olympics. Once the Sydney Games roll around in September, countries will be allowed...that tournament is furthest from their minds. The Sydney Games, on the other hand, seem like they are just around...

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Opening ceremony highest-rated ever

...immediate turnaround from NBC's coverage of the 2000 Sydney Games, which finished with the worst ratings for any Olympics...and baseball pennant races. The TV audiences for the Sydney Games were so far below what sponsors were promised that NBC...

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