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Michael Phelps is AP's top male athlete

...finished in the top three of an Olympic race, the first coming way back in 2000 when he was fifth in his only event of the Sydney Games as a 15-year-old.To everyone looking in, Lochte seemed poised to become the new Phelps ? while the real Phelps...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2012-12-20/michael-phelps-aps-top-male-athle
IOC drops wrestling from the Games

...last Olympics."American Rulon Gardner, who upset three-time Russian Olympic champion Alexander Karelin at the Sydney Games in an epic gold-medal bout known as the "Miracle on the Mat," was saddened by the decision to drop what he called...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2013-02-12/ioc-drops-wrestling-game
Olympic wrestling fights back after being dropped for 2020 Games

...and Russian wrestlers have won 77 gold medals.In Tehran, Iranian wrestler Ali Reza Dabir, a gold medalist in 2000 Sydney Games, called wrestling "the identity" of the Olympics."Do we destroy our historical sites which are symbols of humanity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-02-13/olympic-wrestling-fights-back-aft
Cycling officials strip Armstrong of Tour titles

...the UCI's response and wait to receive its full decision before possibly taking away Armstrong's medal from the Sydney Games."It is good to see that all parties involved in this case are working together to tackle this issue," the IOC said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2012-10-22/cycling-officials-st
ATP chief has illness, will step down

...from winning women's doubles alongside sister Serena at the 2012 London Olympics, the 2008 Beijing Games and 2000 Sydney Games. In Sydney she also won the singles tournament.Williams returned from an illness in March 2011 and went on to win the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-01-14/atp-chief-has-illnes
North Korean lifter sets Olympic record

...Kelci Bryant finished second with 321.90 points, ending America's diving medal drought that extended to the 2000 Sydney Games."Abby and I just kicked it off with this event and I think the rest of the team is going to come through," Bryant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2012-07-29/north-korean-lifter-sets
Williams sisters defend Olympic gold

...Serena became tennis' first double gold medalist at an Olympics since Venus won singles and doubles at the 2000 Sydney Games. The sisters also won the doubles gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.With Sunday's victory, they each have a record...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-08-05/williams-sisters-defend-olym
US women look to keep streak alive in hoops final

...years. They won the European Championship in 2009 and qualified for the Olympics for the first time since the 2000 Sydney Games where they finished fifth. In this tournament France has already defeated Australia in an overtime thriller and now...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2012-08-10/us-women-look-keep-strea
IOC's agenda packed for meeting

...will consider the reallocation of two of the three individual medals stripped from Marion Jones for doping at the 2000 Sydney Games. But the 100-meter gold will not go to disgraced Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou, according to officials with direct...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/12/09/oth_558814.shtml
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China's 2008 gold medal winners met requirement

...the sport's governing body said Wednesday, though it still had questions about the team that competed at the 2000 Sydney Games. Two members of that squad -- Dong Fangxiao and Yang Yun -- remain under scrutiny. The International Gymnastics...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/10/02/oly_477916.shtml
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