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The 2000's
2000 Summer Olympics

The 2000's
The 2000's


2000 Summer Olympics
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   10.06

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    extra-lightweight, half-middleweight, kookaburra, consecutive, heavyweight, roundup, presented, undertaking, springboard, altogether, judo, traditional, arrival, participation, outback, anniversary
     content words:    Sydney Harbour Bridge, Olympics Games, Summer Olympics, Millennium Games, New South Wales, Olympic Games, Then Cathy Freeman, Birgit Fischer, Steven Redgrave, Great Britain


2000 Summer Olympics
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     Caption: Fireworks over the Sydney Harbour Bridge during closing ceremonies of the Olympics Games in Sydney, Australia, 2000.
 
2     Like vacations and picnics, the Olympics are summer events people look forward to arriving. As the summer of 2000 approached, people looked forward to watching the Olympics on TV. Kids took an interest in Olympic sports and signed up for similar activities. And suddenly people everywhere were interested in everything Australian.
 
3     That is because in the year 2000, the Summer Olympics were held in Sydney, Australia. Sydney had competed against major cities in other countries of the world to win the right to host the Olympics. It was selected in 1993 to host the 2000 Games.
 
4     Hosting an Olympic competition is always a major undertaking. The 2000 Summer Olympics, also known as the Millennium Games, were no exception. Sydney, in New South Wales, Australia, had to get ready for the arrival of Olympic teams from 199 countries. Altogether, 10,651 athletes would compete, including 6,582 men and 4,069 women.

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