Certificate of appreciation, GamesForce 2000, Olympic volunteers, paper, made for SOCOG circa 2000
This certificate of appreciation is an example of those that SOCOG presented to its accredited workforce, called Games Force 2000. Identical certificates were presented to each member of the Games Force team, along with a matching collector's pin, t-shirt and a ticker tape parade through the streets of Sydney.
Games Force 2000, the accredited workforce for the Sydney 2000 Games, provided the labour that supported operations at Olympic venues and events. The force comprised some 47,000 personnel, including volunteers, and contracted and official staff, and constituted the largest team of volunteers in the history of the Olympic Games.
Following the guiding principle, "Delivering the Dream", the Games Force rendered a range of services including first aid, transport, security, spectator services, Games services, technical support and broadcasting operations. The team operated throughout the duration of the Sydney 2000 Olympics, with around 7, 000 personnel servicing the Paralympics, and 40,000 servicing the Olympics and associated events.
TAFE New South Wales was nominated as the Official Training Supporter Services of the 2000 Olympic Games. It developed a range of training tools addressing safety issues, teamwork principles, codes of conduct, Games Force operations, and venues and events. TAFE marketed the training as a component of its nationally accredited courses.
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.