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Athletics-Field banner Tuesday, 24 July, 2001, 22:25 GMT 23:25 UK
Steve Backley A surprise package
Athletics commentator and former Olympic silver medallist Steve Cram gives BBC Sport Online his reflections on the men's events at the Olympics.
Denise Lewis Plenty to celebrate
Former 400m hurdles gold medallist and BBC Olympic expert Sally Gunnell looks back on the women's action at the Sydney Games.
Hattestad Hattestad cruises to gold
Norway's Trine Hattestad cruises to the Olympic javelin gold medal with her first-round throw of 68.91m.
Yelesina ends 10-year wait
Russia's Yelena Yelesina ends a 10-year wait to claim the Olympic high jump gold after a tense battle with South Africa's Hestrie Cloete.
Hysong breaks US vault drought
Nick Hysong gives USA their first pole vault gold for 28 years in a closely fought competition.
LEWIS GOLD
Brave Lewis hangs on for gold
Denise Lewis takes the gold in the heptathlon with a gutsy run in the 800m after almost pulling out through injury.
Britain's Golden girl
BBC Sport Online profiles the career of Great Britain's Olympic Heptathlon champion Denise Lewis.
Lewis sets sights on Athens
Denise Lewis reveals her intention to defend her Olympic hepthalon title in Athens in 2004.
Lewis the toast of British stars
Mary Peters and Lord Sebastian Coe lead the tributes to Great Britain's heptathlon gold medallist Denise Lewis.
Gunnell ecstatic after Lewis gold
Former 400m hurdles gold medallist and BBC Olympic expert Sally Gunnell hails Denise Lewis' performance in the heptathlon.
Lewis makes it six for Brits
Denise Lewis became only the sixth British woman to win an athletics gold medal at the Olympics - BBC Sport Online profiles her predecessors.
Lewis launches attack over funding
New Olympic heptathlon champion Denise Lewis pleads with the government to increase rather than cut its investment in British athletics.
OTHER FIELD
Edwards makes golden leap
Jonathan Edwards makes up for the bitter disappointment he suffered in Atlanta by claiming gold in the triple jump.
Edwards finally fulfils his potential
Jonathan Edwards achieves his final ambition and wins the gold medal in the Olympic triple jump competition.
Macey heartache in decathlon
Britain's Dean Macey narrowly misses out on a medal in the decathlon as Estonia's Erki Nool takes gold in controversial fashion.
Ivan's golden leap of faith
Cuba's multi world champion Ivan Pedroso wins Olympic gold at last after a thrilling battle with Australia's Jai Tuarima.
Polish teen hammers rivals
Seventeen-year-old Kamila Skolimowska of Poland causes a shock by winning the women's hammer competition.
Yanina produces golden shot
Yanina Korolchik from Belarus claims the women's shot put title in dramatic fashion.
Dean machine in Daley's shadow
Despite missing a medal, decathlete Dean Macey showed at Sydney he has the potential to follow in the footsteps of Daley Thompson.
Bubka fails to reach final
World record holder Sergei Bubka and Olympic champion Jean Galfione both fail to reach the final of the men's pole vault.
Zvereva claims historic gold
Ellina Zvereva becomes the oldest woman in Olympic history to win gold in track and field taking the women's discus title in Sydney.
Hansen's injury blues
Ashia Hansen speaks about her disappointing display in Sydney and her season which has been blighted by poor luck and injury.
Drug culture
Dr Nick Whitehead, a former manager of the British Olympic team, attacks the attitude to drug taking that prevails in the athletic world.
Ziolkowski hammers the gold
Poland's Szymon Ziolkowski overcomes wet and windy conditions to win gold in the hammer with a throw of 80.02m.
Hunter comes under IOC fire
Shot putter CJ Hunter's pleas of innocence after positive drug tests are dismissed by top International Olympic Committee officials.
Dragila vaults into history
American Stacy Dragila wins the first ever women's Olympic pole vault gold by clearing 4.60 metres.
Golden night of action
Cathy Freeman, Michael Johnson and Haile Gebreselassie win golds on an amazing Monday night of athletics in Sydney.
Backley vows: I'll be back
Steve Backley says he is prepared to take his long-running javelin bout with Jan Zelezny into Olympic round four.
Discus success for Lithuania
Lithuania's Virgilijus Alekna holds off the challenge of defending champion Lars Riedel to win the men's discus gold.
Cubans set the real standard
Cubans Ivan Pedroso and Luis Meliz are the only competitors to leap over the qualifying mark in a near farcical men's long jump qualifying round
Second silver for Backley
Britain's Steve Backley wins silver in the javelin final for the second successive Games, as Jan Zelezny wins gold.
Harju's golden shot
Finland's Arsi Harju lands the first athletics gold of the Games with a surprise win in the shot put.
Kliugin sees off Sotomayor
Russia's Sergey Kliugin overcame world record holder Javier Sotomayor as well as cold, wind and rain to win the Olympic high jump.
Triple jump disaster for Hansen
Ashia Hansen of Great Britain fails to reach the final of the women's triple jump after a poor showing in the first three leaps.
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