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 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.


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