The Official Website of the Torch Relay -- BEIJING 2008The Official Website of the Torch Relay -- BEIJING 2008The Official Website of the Torch Relay -- BEIJING 2008The Official Website of the Torch Relay -- BEIJING 2008

Photos: Lighting of the Olympic Torch for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

Updated:2007-04-25
Photos: Lighting of the Olympic Torch for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

Photos: Lighting of the Olympic Torch for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

10 May 2000: High Jumper Lambros Papakostas of Greece with the Olympic Priestesses and Chief Priestess Thalia Prokopiou (arms raised) at the lighting of the Olympic Torch for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games at Olympia in Greece, the site of the Original Games 2700 years ago. As part of the longest and farthest torch relay in the history of the Olympic Games the torch will visit 13 Oceanic countries and a replica will be carried into space aboard the US Space Shuttle Atlantis. On arrival in Australia 11,000 torchbearers will cover 27,000 kilometres culminating in the lighting of the Olympic Flame inside Stadium Australia at the opening of the Games on September 15th. \ Mandatory Credit: Mike Hewitt /Allsport (Credit: Getty Images)

The Official Website of the Torch Relay
To Go

Latest News

Graphic Elements

  • The Logo of the Beijing Olympic Torch Relay
  • The Beijing Olympic Torch
  • The Torch Relay Graphic of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
  • More>>