The Olympic opening ceremony featured Abide With Me which is the traditional FA Cup final hymn in England. words by Henry Francis Lye
The other hymn performed was the Olympic hymn, although at the opening ceremony an instrumental version was performed as the Olympic flag was raised.
This was written by the Greek composer Spiros Samaras.
Live musical performers included Frank Turner, Mike Oldfield, London Symphony Orchestra (accompanied by Rowan Atkinson), Dizzee Rascal, Arctic Monkeys and Sir Paul McCartney, who performed the song "Hey Jude" at the end of the ceremony.
Midnight Oil - Beds are burning Men At Work - Land Down Under Slim Dusty - Waltzing Matilda Nikki Webster - We'll be One Christine Anu - Island Home
The closing ceremony for the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney was held on October 1.
The cast of Sydney 2000 Olympics Opening Ceremony - 2000 includes: Steve Jefferys
September 15, 2000
At the Opening Ceremony she sang Under Southern Skies, and at the Closing Ceremony she sang We'll Be One.
The USA, so it can flown in Salt Lake City 19 months from the closing of the 2000 Olympics.
It was used as the opening/closing ceremonies as well as for athletics. Although it wasn't called that in 2000.
Khatuna Lorig who participated in women's individual archery and placed 5th. She was born in the country of Georgia and became a citizen of the United States in 2007.She had competed in previous Olympics for the Unified Team (1992) and Georgia (1996, 2000) and won a bronze medal in women's team archery in 1992.
Only in the Summer Games. 2000 Sydney Olympics was the first and it was the most watched olympic even of the games that year only behind the opening and closing ceremonies.
The Athlete's Oath at the 2000 Sydney Olympics was sworn by Australian women's field hockey team captain Rechelle Hawkes.
There was no winter Olympics in 2000.