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Olympic Games torch and cauldron

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Olympic Games torch and cauldron

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On the left is an image of an Olympic relay torch coloured silver, aqua blue and white, with a silver logo on each side. On the right is an image of an Olympic community metal cauldron with a white, blue and silver coloured cone shaped dish supported by three curved legs. The legs are attached to a yellow circular base. 'Sydney 2000' is printed three times in black on a yellow band under the base of the dish. 'SYDNEY 2000 / OLYMPIC TORCH / RELAY / PRESENTING PARTNER / AMP' with Sydney 2000 logo and Olympic rings is repeated three times on base and printed on top.
Torch and cauldron used during the 2000 Olympic Games torch relay. Photo Katie Shanahan.

Two hundred women from Central Australia performed in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, which reached its climax when champion Aboriginal athlete Cathy Freeman lit the Olympic cauldron.

This cauldron is one of three that were lit each night as the torch relay passed through Canberra on its way to Sydney.

View the painting 2000 Sydney Olympic Games Opening

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