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Closing Ceremony
Pole vault gold medalist Stacy Dragila of the United States celebrates during closing ceremonies of the Summer Olympics. ( AP)
Closing Ceremonies
One for the Underdogs
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Many of the big names won, of course, but it was the unknown gold medalists who defined these Games.
• Survey: Top Story of the Games?
• Pick Your Favorite Photo

Magical End to Games
The world's athletes bid goodbye Sunday to two weeks of sporting triumphs and doping scandals.

  • Medal standings
  • Medal winners
  • Olympic records

  • USA Track and Field joined the members of the 4x100-meter relay team yesterday in apologizing for their "disgraceful" display during the Sydney Olympics.

  • What was the top story of the Olympics?

  • Were you offended by the post-race celebration by the U.S. 400-meter relay?

  • All you really need to know about basketball.

  • Are drugs spoiling the Games?

  • Olympic sites

  • "I think we not only got the technological side of the Games right, but we've got the human side of the Games right." – Australian Prime Minister John Howard

  • The Nigerian men’s 1,600-meter relay team, which won the silver medal behind the United States, dedicated the race to Hyginus Anugo, a Nigerian 400-meter runner who was killed when he was struck by a car in Sydney a week before the Games began.

  • More News

    Men's Basketball
    Gap Narrowed, but Not Crossed
    The U.S. men's basketball team scored nine of the game's final 12 points Sunday in an 85-75 victory over France to win the gold medal.

    Wrestling
    U.S. Wrestler Wins Gold After Disqualification
    Brandon Slay was awarded an Olympic wrestling gold medal Monday as the IOC disqualified Germany's Alexander Leipold for using a banned steroid.

    Sally Jenkins
    Americans Behaving Badly: The Egos Have Landed
    The U.S. 4x100 relay team crossed the line from excessive celebration to excessive self-promotion, writes Sally Jenkins.

    Boxing, Wrestling
    U.S. Shut Out of Gold in Boxing, Freestyle Wrestling
    For the first time in decades, neither freestyle wrestlers nor boxers managed to win a gold medal. The loss by Rocky Juarez, left, was particularly painful.

    Track and Field
    Jones Gets Fifth Medal
    After a disappointing third-place finish in the 400-meter relay, Marion Jones struck gold again in the 1,600-meter relay. The U.S. men won both relays.
    • Did Relay Team Cross the Line?
    • David Von Drehle: The Grace Within Our Grasp

    Michael Wilbon
    Doping Leaves Sydney Games With Hangover
    Michael Wilbon thinks the Sydney Games would have been among the finest if not for the stink of performance-enhancing drugs.

    Cycling
    Armstrong's Quest Ends With Bronze
    Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong came to Sydney in search of a gold medal but settled for bronze Saturday in the Olympic time trial.



    Looking Back
    Review the key moments
    of the 2000 Games.

  • Survey: Top Story?

  • Post Columnists
    The Post's Michael Wilbon and Sally Jenkins are on the scene.
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