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October 18, 2000

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Krzysztof Kolomanski Cover - Sports Illustrated October 18, 2000

October 18, 2000 | Bill Colson/Managing Editor
Our intrepid photographer and his twin-lensed cameras delivered a 3D view of Sydney's Olympics

October 18, 2000
Each day of the Olympics an SI writer and photograph set out to capture one event, for a unique diary of the Games

October 18, 2000 | Richard Hoffer
In the spirit of 'Can you top this?' Sydney put forth its vibrant entry in the increasingly feverish opening ceremonies competition

October 18, 2000 | Alexander Wolff
A breathtaking night in the pool was a fittingly festive occasion for the amphibious Australians

October 18, 2000 | Richard Hoffer
The triathlon, on trial at these Olympics, proved a grueling test for the athletes but a lovely way for a spectator to take in the sights of Sydney

October 18, 2000 | Steve Rushin
It was SRO at Whitewater Stadium, suggesting that the thrills and spills of canoe and kayak racing make them events that are rapidly on the rise

October 18, 2000 | Jack McCallum
In all the Games, is there anything more fearsome than the dreaded balance beam?

October 18, 2000 | Phil Taylor
The freewheeling drama of match sprint cycling was on full display when Marty Nothstein went tire-to-tire with his old nemesis

October 18, 2000 | Richard Hoffer
With its star power diminishing and its margins of victory dwindling, the Dream Team's sequel to the sequel looked like a tired act

October 18, 2000 | Rick Reilly
They swam in the same event in the same pool in the same Olympics, but Paula Barila Bolopa and Inge de Bruijn were worlds apart

October 18, 2000
Water wingsChris Fydler took off where Michael Klim left off as the Aussies struck gold in the 4 X 100 freestyle final.

October 18, 2000
Catch Me If You CanHicham El Guerrouj of Morocco, the 1,500-meter gold medal favorite, dusted the pack in this first-round heat, but he faded in the final, settling for silver.YOUR 3D GLASSES ARE...

October 18, 2000 | Alexander Wolff
It took just 10.75 intense seconds—or 16 long years, depending on how you look at it—for Marion Jones to claim her victory in the 100 meters

October 18, 2000 | Michael Farber
From the imposing altitude of the 10-meter platform, U.S. diver Laura Wilkinson scored a heroic upset, winning gold on a broken foot

October 18, 2000 | Leigh Montville
The happy aura of beach volleyball turned bitter for the favored Brazilians, who, in losing, felt the weight of their nation's expectations

October 18, 2000 | Jack McCallum
As the Olympics gradually go pro, will we ever see the best U.S. boxers in the ring? Don't count on it

October 18, 2000 | Michael Farber
By major league standards they were minor talents, but Tommy Lasorda convinced his players that they could beat mighty Cuba. So they did

October 18, 2000 | Steve Rushin
It didn't get the spotlight of the World Cup, but it may have been the greatest women's soccer match ever played

October 18, 2000 | Leigh Montville
Marion Jones's heralded quest for five gold medals ended with surprisingly little fanfare when she came up short in the long jump

October 18, 2000 | Alexander Wolff
The Games' growing rivalry between the U.S. and Australia saw its final battle waged on the basketball court

October 18, 2000 | E.M. Swift
So it was for an Ethiopian whose gutsy marathon win returned his country to its place on the podium

October 18, 2000
Archery

October 18, 2000
Unlikely heroThe wrestling win by America's Rulon Gardner over Russia's previously invincible Alexander Karelin was the Games' greatest upset.