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Feature08 Jul 2021

Cathy Freeman: Running for her people

Nineteen million Australians had their eyes on one athlete at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games: Cathy Freeman.

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Culture05 Nov 2020

Review: ‘Freeman’ – an in-depth look at the race of a generation

It’s a race that is widely regarded as one of the greatest moments not just in athletics but in sporting history overall.

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Feature25 Sep 2020

Remembering Magic Monday, the greatest night in athletics history

Twenty years ago today, the Sydney Olympic Games enraptured the world with what is widely regarded as one of the most thrilling nights in athletics history.

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Series06 Mar 2018

Adam Pretty’s story behind the picture

Cathy Freeman’s victory at the 2000 Sydney Olympics remains one of the all-time great moments in athletics history. Getty photographer Adam Pretty tells the story behind this aesthetically stunning shot of the Australian sprinter emerging from the blocks on her way to 400m gold.

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IaafNews13 Aug 2016

Coe and Freeman talk track in Rio

IAAF President Sebastian Coe and athletics legend Catherine Freeman met up today at Rio's Olympic stadium.

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News10 Nov 2015

Freeman wins 2015 IOC Women in Sport Oceania Award

Cathy Freeman, one of Australia’s most admired Olympic champions, was named this year's Oceania continental winner at the 2015 IOC Women in Sport Awards ceremony at The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Tuesday (10).

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Feature18 Aug 2004

Freeman - four years on

Cathy Freeman probably does not watch much of the present trend in television - “reality TV”. In fact, in meeting the Olympic women’s 400 metres champion from Sydney, there’s a sense that she does not much like reality, per se.

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News07 Apr 2002

Thigh bone injury makes Cathy Freeman doubtful for the Commonwealth Games

The Olympic 400m gold medallist Cathy Freeman will announce today that she is withdrawing from the Telstra Australian athletics championships, which start in Brisbane on Thursday.

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News09 Feb 2001

Australian Cathy Freeman to receive Arthur Ashe Award

Australian Cathy Freeman, who raised awareness of the Aboriginal people during the Sydney Olympics, was selected Thursday by ESPN to receive the Arthur Ashe Courage and Humanitarian Award.

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News03 Nov 2000

Olympic gold medallist Freeman sets up Aboriginal foundation

Olympic 400m gold medallist Cathy Freeman will establish a foundation aimed at attracting corporate sponsorship to help Australia's Aboriginal population.

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News10 Dec 1999

Freeman a sure thing for 2000 Olympics

Cathy Freeman, Australia's 400m double World Champion will not have to attend the Australian trials to qualify for the 2000 Olympics.

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News26 Mar 1999

World Champion Cathy Freeman leads Australian team for Seville

60 athletes have been selected to represent Australia in Seville, Spain from August 20-29 on the occasion of the 7th IAAF World Championships in Athletics.

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