Official Olympic Daily Sports Programs, series of 16, published by the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games from 15- 30 September 2000, printed as spectator guides for the Olympic Games, Sydney, 2000
The Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG) printed these sixteen sports programs, titled 'Official Olympic Daily', over the sixteen days of Olympic competition. Serving as spectator guides, each edition summarizes a different day of Olympic events, providing schedules, lists of competing athletes and venue information. Each program sold for AUD$5 for one day only, though this collector's series retailed for AUD$30 after the Games.
Individually numbered and dated, each Guide was revised and printed the night before its release in order to reflect any recent developments in the competition. Inside, the thirty-four pages feature schedules and black and white photographs of Olympic athletes. Outside, a gloss cover illustrates a blue and aqua variation of the 'Fluid Energy' motif - a swirling, concentric design that symbolised the Olympic rings reflected in Sydney Harbour.
The Sports Competition Program - a branch of SOCOG - planned and managed all competition at the Sydney Olympic Games. Through its administration, 28 sports and 16 disciplines featured at over 30 venues, including some arenas in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide. These events attracted around 11,000 athletes and an estimated daily audience of 700,000 spectators. Its extensive coordination and administration is now reflected in the sports programs.
The contents, including sports schedules and venue information, came under the jurisdiction of the Sports Competition Program, a branch of SOCOG that planned and managed all competition at the Sydney Olympic Games.
The guides were made to document one complete day of Olympic Competition, including event schedules, venues and qualifying athletes. Each issue was revised and printed the day before its release from 15-30 September 2000.
The guides were to be sold to spectators for AUD5 on the appropriate day of competition. However, these examples were retailed for AUD30 as a set after the Games for AUD30.
Made for and owned by the Olympic Coordination Authority/Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, and donated to the Powerhouse Museum after use in the Games.