Freeman to rekindle her flame lighting 10 years on

Cathy Freeman will once again light the cauldron when Sydney
celebrates the 10th anniversary of an Olympics which the then IOC
president Juan Antonio Samaranch called the ”best Olympic Games
ever.”

On Sept. 15, 2000, Freeman was dressed in a full-length white
body suit to light the flame atop the Olympic stadium.

Freeman, who won the 400-meter gold medal later in the Olympics,
will be joined by Paralympic wheelchair gold medalist Louise
Sauvage to light the flame – this time not at the stadium but about
150 meters away.

Organizers of the Sept. 15 event hope many of the 47,000
volunteers from a decade earlier will attend. There will be a free
barbecue, concert and a dinner hosted by Australian Olympic
Committee president John Coates.