Australians have come together to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sydney Olympics.
Sporting stars and volunteers re-lived the magic of the games with a mock opening ceremony, a live concert and Cathy Freeman re-igniting the Olympic cauldron.
Casey Davidson reports.
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Annihilating swimming records, unforgettable wins and heartbreak.
Just a few moments immortalised by the Sydney Olympics ten years ago.
Cathy Freeman, Ian Thorpe, Michael Klim and many other sporting heroes came together in Sydney today to reminisce and celebrate.
Michael Klim, Olympic gold medalist: “We were the underdogs. We had it all up against us.”
The morning kicked off with a fundraiser breakfast with the head of the London 2012 committee vowing to recapture the magic of Sydney 2000.
Lord Sebastian Coe, Head London 2012 Organising Committee: “I will magpie the extraordinary way this city embraced the world at an Olympic Games.”
Twelve hundred Sydney school kids came together to replicate the opening ceremony.
Andrew Gaze speaking about leading the Australian team into the stadium.
Andrew Gaze, former Olympian: “Carrying that flag and walking out to Stadium Australia with 120,000 people on the stand and of course introducing some of the best athletes this country can product ot the entire world.”
The celebrations wrap up tonight with performances from Nikki Webster, ten years after she first leapt onto the world stage.
And finally, Cathy Freeman and Paralympics champion Louise Sauvage will re-ignite the Olympic cauldron.
Casey Davidson. QUT News.