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Thursday, 16 August, 2001, 18:46 GMT 19:46 UK

Golden greats and defining moments
They were called the greatest Games of all time by many - relive the highlights and the stories which made Sydney 2000.
Olympic heroes Golden stars come home on a high
Britain's Olympic team flies home with a collective smile of delight at their achievement.
Olympic flag Sydney says goodbye
The Sydney Games close with a flourish as IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch calls them "the best Olympics ever".
GENERAL NEWS
Golden boys talk to Sport Online
Britain's Olympic stars touched down to a heroes' welcome on Tuesday - and BBC Sport Online were among the well-wishers to greet them at Heathrow Airport.
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Australia honours Olympic heroes
Up to one million people line the streets of Sydney for a ticker tape parade to honour Australia's Olympic heroes.
Britain's best for 80 years
Britain's tally of 11 gold medals at the Sydney Games is the nation's best Olympic haul since Antwerp in 1920.
ATHLETICS
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.
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.
ROWING
Britain's best regatta
Olympic rower and BBC Five Live commentator Richard Phelps reviews the British rowing performances in Sydney.
Steve Redgrave answers your questions
Steve Redgrave, Great Britain's history making rower, answers the questions posed for him by Sport Online users.
PENTATHLON
An amazing dream come true
Pentathlon star Kate Allenby reveals the inside story of her route to a bronze medal at the Olympic Games to BBC Sport Online.
Five star golden girls
The medal-winning pentathlon double act of Stephanie Cook and Kate Allenby was a real team effort.
BOXING
Olympic boxing given all-clear
The Sydney boxing competition is cleared of claims of corruption - despite two referees being suspended.
Brave Audley makes history
Audley Harrison overcomes a serious hand injury to become Britain's first boxing gold medallist since 1968.
BOATING EVENTS
The preparations that made Sydney special
BBC Sport's Richard Simmonds reflects on the hard work that made the Sydney Games a very special fortnight for British sailing.
FOOTBALL
Roaring Lions win football gold
Cameroon come back from a two-goal deficit to win gold against Spain on penalties in a dramatic men's football final.
Brazil coach sacked after Sydney shocker
Wanderly Luxemburgo is dismissed as Brazil coach, following his team's embarrassing exit from the Olympic football competition.
CYCLING
Top talent rewarded with gold haul
BBC Sport's Simon Brotherton reflects on Olympic cycle events in which the best talent shone to the fore.
BASKETBALL
USA take basketball gold
The USA took gold in the men's basketball as expected but they were pushed all the way by France before recording a 85-75 victory.
EQUESTRIAN
Saddling up for Athens
The BBC's Lee McKenzie explains how Britain's equestrian team can improve their tally of medals in the future.
GYMNASTICS
It wasn't Khorkina's vault
BBC commentator Barry Davies casts his expert eye over an incident-packed gymnastics event.
SWIMMING
Where did it all go wrong?
BBC Radio Five Live's Bob Ballard reflects on the British disappointments in the Olympic swimming competition and points the way forward.
A nation at the water's edge
As the swimming events at Sydney 2000 come to a conclusion, BBC Sport's Jonathon Moore takes a look at Australia's fascination with the pool.
HOCKEY
Double Dutch shoot-out glory
After breaking Australian hearts in the semi-final shoot-out, the Dutch repeat the trick against Korea to take hockey gold.
Australia are hockey's golden girls
Australia underline their reputation as women's hockey's greatest-ever team as they beat Argentina 3-1 to claim the gold medal.
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