Twenty years ago, Catherine Freeman, a proud Indigenous Australian athlete, lit the Olympic Cauldron marking the Opening Ceremony of Sydney 2000, a Games that celebrated not only sports achievement but also unity, forgiveness, resilience and innovation.
Two decades later, as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts our lives, Sydney’s Olympic legacy and its post-Games venues are keeping that spirit alive by offering a safe space for comfort and hope.
The Olympic Park, the most prominent post-Games landmark, was created by redeveloping industrial wasteland. Despite a difficult period after the Games, the Park is now known for its thriving cluster of world-class sports, entertainment and business facilities.
Hosting 230 businesses its 2030 Masterplan, which aims to rejuvenate the Park’s legacy, commits to zero carbon and is expected to create more than 30,000 jobs.