Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
The XXVI Olympic Games, held in Sydney from 15 september to 1 october 2000, included 10,651 athletes (4,069 women and 6,582 men) from 200 countries. They competed in 300 events in 28 sports. 16,033 media members (5,298 print and 10,735 broadcast media members) covered the Games. There were 46,967 volunteers.
Governor general of Australia sir William Deane opened the Games and sprinter Cathy Freeman lit the Olympic flame. Field hockey player Rechelle Hawkes took the Olympic Oath on behalf of the athletes and water polo referee Peter Kerr on behalf of all officials. The Croatian Olympic team consisted of 91 athletes, of whom 23 were women, who competed in 12 sports: athletics, weightlifting, sailing, kayak/canoe, volleyball, swimming, table tennis, shooting, taekwondo, tennis,water polo, rowing.
Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Zoran Primorac
At the Closing Ceremony: Igor Boraska
Nikolaj Pešalov (do 62kg)1. mjesto Sport: Dizanje utega Natjecanje: OI Sydney 2000.
Osmerac( Igor Boraska, Tihomir Franković, Krešimir Čuljak, Igor Francetić, Branimir Vujević, Tomislav Smoljenović, Nikša Skelin, Siniša Skelin, kormilar Silvijo Petriško )3. mjesto Sport: Veslanje Natjecanje: OI Sydney 2000.