Sydney Olympic Park

On our way back to Sydney the next day, we made a stop at the Sydney Olympic Park.  It is the Homebush Bay stop on the train, and easily accessible from Sydney.  We have always been big fans of Olympics.  Much of it is the nostalgia of past Olympic because now that we all know how the 'sausage is made"; it's not quite as pretty is it? But Sydney and all of Australia put on a great Olympics in 2000, and we were interested in seeing the Olympic Park in person.  We did arrange for a tour and were led into some of the major venues.  It's really a lovely area and there is plenty to do, but we had a rain, so we didn't get the opportunity to enjoy some of the more interesting outdoor activities.

Sydney Olympic Park Olympic Cauldron for the Sydney 2000 Olympics in the Cathy Freeman Park

Sydney Olympic Park Olympic Cauldron for the Sydney 2000 Olympics in the Cathy Freeman Park

The stadium has seats designed to mimic waves as a nod to Australia's connection to the water as an island nation. 

The stadium has seats designed to mimic waves as a nod to Australia's connection to the water as an island nation. 

At Cathy Freeman Park, all around the Cauldron there are Gold, Silver and Brass nameplates running in lines with names of every medalist from the 2000 Olympics.  We had fun looking for our favorite athletes!

At Cathy Freeman Park, all around the Cauldron there are Gold, Silver and Brass nameplates running in lines with names of every medalist from the 2000 Olympics.  We had fun looking for our favorite athletes!

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