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 eliminated in the third round of voting.
I also believed that the Americans had their role in aiding Sydney as they had concerns for rival bidder Beijing following the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre.
Also, I have included the special wrap-around of the front page from the same edition.