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Thorpe, Freeman celebrate 20th anniversary of Sydney Olympics

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By DENNIS PASSA

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Remember watching a lot of it at pubs in downtown Osaka. Fun times.

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Natsukashii! Back when Australia was a much more fun, free, and individualistic country.

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Natsukashii! Back when Australia was a much more fun, free, and individualistic country.

Are you living in Australia? If not then your comment is baseless.

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It was a great time to be in Australia. People were really positive and there was a great sense of community. Great fun. I really hope Japan can experience a similar boost. We all need something good right now.

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Australia relished being in the world spot light. The people were proud of their country and their sports people. Friendly, helpful and welcoming to all the visitors and on a natural high that has not been felt since. I can only imagine that the Melbourne olympics in 1956 held the same euphoric feelings for everyone.

I wish Japan well in 2021 and hope the Olympics can go ahead. The whole world will be watching and cheering on their athletes. All nations need something worth cheering and it could well be Tokyo 2021 that gives everyone the hope and the break they need.

Go Tokyo!!

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I think was the last olympics to actually make a profit.

Due 9/11 happening the next year, security costs skyrocketed

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Tooheysnew... the Sydney Olympic made a huge loss, just like all others with the possible exception of LA in 1984 (if you use their numbers which don’t include some of the costs)

It is a huge myth that holding the olympics is good for the hosts coffers. It isn’t.

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