What were the mascots for the Sydney 2000 Olympics?

Lizzy, the frill-necked Lizard was chosen as the mascot for the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games. The frill of the Paralympic mascot, coloured in green and gold and in the shape of Australia, represents the country, with the ochre body mirroring the colour of the land.

Who designed the Sydney Olympic mascots?

Matthew Hatton
Their colours correspond to those of the Games emblem, and all three are typical examples of Australian fauna. Creator of these mascots is Matthew Hatton. These mascots were designed by Matthew Hattan & Jozef Szekeres and were named by Philip Sheldon of agency Weekes Morris Osborn.

Who are the mascots for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games?

Meet Miraitowa and Someity, the mascots of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, respectively. Miraitowa is based on the Japanese words “mirai” which means future and “towa” which means eternity.

Who lit the Olympic flame in 2000?

Cathy Freeman
People who have lit the Olympic cauldron

Games Location Lighter
1998 Winter Nagano Midori Ito
2000 Summer Sydney Cathy Freeman
2002 Winter Salt Lake City The 1980 U.S. Olympic ice hockey team
2004 Summer Athens Nikolaos Kaklamanakis

Which Australian has won the most Paralympic medals?

Competing at every Paralympics since 2008, Cole has picked up six gold medals (all in London and Rio), five silver and six bronze medals. Fellow swimmers Matt Cowdrey (23 medals) and Kingsley Bugarin (19 medals) are the only Australians with more Paralympic medals.

Who is the most successful Australian Olympian of all time?

Ian Thorpe
Ian Thorpe is Australia’s most successful Olympian of all time with a total of nine medals, (five gold, three silver and one bronze medal) from Sydney and Athens combined.

Where are the Olympic mascots?

Olympic mascots

Games City Mascot
2018 Winter Olympics Pyeongchang Soohorang (수호랑)
2020 Summer Olympics Tokyo Miraitowa (ミライトワ)
2022 Winter Olympics Beijing Bing Dwen Dwen
2024 Summer Olympics Paris Will be unveiled in late 2021 or 2022

How much is a Sydney 2000 Olympic Torch worth?

The torch is now roughly worth around $2500. “I’m never going to sell mine,” Mr Smith said. For those wanting to get their hands on a Sydney 2000 torch they have hit online marketplaces and auction rooms in record numbers.