Monday, 25 September 2017

1993: How Sydney Won the Olympic Games (Newspaper feature)

Yesterday marked 24 years since Sydney was successful in its bid to host the "Best Ever" Olympic Games in 2000.

But how did we win it? I came across a good article by Michael Cameron that was published on Page 3 of The Daily Telegraph Mirror on September 25, 1993. He believes that Sydney's two vote win was from the votes of Princess Anne (UK)and that of a British Delegate swayed the vote towards Sydney as Manchester had been elimanated in the third round of voting.

  Sydney Olympic Bid September 25 1993 daily telegraph (11)

 I also believed that the Americans had their role in aiding Sydney as they had concerns for rival bidder Beijing following the 1989 Tienanmen Square Massacre.

Also I have included the special wrap around front page from the same edition.

  sydney 2000 sept 25 1993 dt (3)