OLYMPIC STATS AND INFO
SYDNEY 2000 STATS
Sydney 2000 set
a new Olympic record for ticket sales, with more than 87 per cent of available
tickets sold. The IOC has confirmed this breaks the previous record of ticket
sales of more than 82 per cent set in Atlanta.
By Thursday, 28
September ticket sales had totaled 6.7 million tickets worth $A775 million in
On day eight of
the Games, attendance at Sydney Olympic Park totaled 400,345 for the day, a new
record. By Thursday, 28 September, 3,767,985 people had traveled to Sydney
In retail terms,
Sydney 2000 has been the most successful of the modern Olympic Games, selling
more than $A420 million in retail products since 1997.
More than five
million hours were given by the 47,000 volunteers in addition to another 500,000
given by volunteers in part time roles in the seven years leading up to the
The Sydney 2000
Games were broadcast in more countries and territories than any Olympic Games in
history - 220 countries compared with 214 countries for the Atlanta Games and
193 countries for the Barcelona Games.
The Sydney 2000
Games wrote a new chapter in Internet history. The official Olympic
site had more than nine billion hits during the Sydney Games. This topped
the previous record of 634 million hits at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games.
web site averaged one million hits a day during the Games, making it the
most successful web site every put together by the public sector in Australia.
experienced its biggest transport day when the Olympic athletic competition
started on Friday, 22 September. On that day, bus and train passengers totaled
more than 1.9 million. By Thursday, 28 September, the cumulative total of
Olympic train and bus passengers was 22,684,000.
had a record 80,322 passengers on Sunday, 24 September. Ferries carried a total
of 731,020 over the period of the Games.
Athletes at the
Olympic Village devoured more than one million meals. What was the most popular
dish on the menu? Char-grilled Tasmanian salmon kebabs.
Sydney turned up
the heat during the Games. Friday, 29 September was the second hottest September
day on record. The temperature reached 34.5 degrees centigrade, just short of
the record of 34.6 degrees centigrade set in September, 1965.
Staff working in
the Common Domain areas of Sydney Olympic Park ate one billion lollies (candies)
during the Games. That averages out at six lollies per person per day.