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.