Entitled “Sydney 2000: Stories of Olympic Glory,” Bud Greenspan's film concentrates on a handful of key athletes – local star Cathy Freeman, who surged to victory in the 400 metres; Leontien van Moorsel, the Dutch cyclist who overcame anorexia to win two gold medals; and Chris Huffins, the American who achieved bronze in the decathlon after combating diabetes. Both equestrianism and baseball are given due attention, while the triumph of local swimmer Ian Thorpe over Gary Hall at the finish of the 4 x 100m relay underlines the importance of crowd support at the Olympics. Greenspan's commentary reminds us that...
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