Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales

The Sydney Olympic Park is a 640 acre site in Homebush Bay, a suburb of Sydney. The facility and its sports venues was the geographical center of the 2000 Summer Olympics and the subsequent Paralympic Summer Games 2000.


The area of present-day Sydney Olympic Park was inhabited before the settlement of Australia by the British of Aborigines. In 1807 it was added under Newigton owned by John Blaxland. The government claimed in the second half of the 19th century part of the territory for a home that took up old women. The rest of the area remained a river and marsh. In the period following parts of the country have been used industrially and militarily, leading to the contamination of the soil.

In the 1980s, the idea of a technology park, which might arise in this area, was tracked. However, it settled only the high -tech enterprises AWA Microelectronics, BASF, Philips and Sanyo. The target technology center was in Eveleigh, another suburb of Sydney, realized.

When at the beginning of the 1990s, an application for the Sydney Summer Olympic Games of 2000 was aimed at and then performed another use for the area came from this week. It should form the Olympic Stadium and other sports venues at the heart of the Games. In this context, infrastructure and sports facilities have been improved and re-created.

After the Olympics and the Paralympics, the park now serves as a recreational area and venue of major sporting and cultural events. In addition, companies such as the Commonwealth Bank of Australia settled with office buildings.


The development of the area of today's Sydney Olympic Park can also be seen in reference to the relevant line. Until 1995, it was under jurisdiction of the Homebush Bay Development Corporation. Between 1995 and 2001, the park was led by the Olympic Co - ordination Authority. In this period the preparations were for and the organization of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2000. Since passes the Park Sydney Olympic Park Authority.

Buildings and sports facilities

For the 2000 Summer Olympics following sports facilities were built in the Sydney Olympic Park:

  • The Sydney Olympic Stadium ( after the games only Telstra Stadium, ANZ Stadium today ) - the venue for the athletics competitions and venue of the opening and closing ceremonies
  • Sydney Superdome, now Acer Arena - venue for the basketball games and gymnastics competition
  • Sydney Showgrounds - today the venue for the Sydney Royal Easter Show
  • Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre - Preparing terrain of athletes
  • Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre - the venue for the competitions in swimming, water polo and diving
  • Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre - the venue of the games in tennis
  • Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre - venue for the hockey matches
  • Sydney Olympic Park Archery Centre - the venue for the competitions in archery
  • Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre - the venue for the competitions in table tennis and taekwondo.

In addition to these Olympic sports facilities, there is a golf course, a mountain bike trail and a skate park.

Further facilities in the area, a Novotel hotel, which is part of the French Accor group, and an Ibis hotel, which belongs to the same group of companies. There is also the former Olympic Village, which is now the new suburb of Sydney, Newington.

465 hectares of the total area of 640 acres are simple parking area.