I watched the Cathy Freeman documentary on the ABC last night and I’d highly recommend it (still available on iView). With the 20-year anniversary of the Sydney Olympics starting tomorrow, it’s a great retrospective on one of Australia’s greatest moments (sporting and otherwise), Freeman’s gold medal race in 2000.
I must confess to finding the Olympic retrospectives a little bittersweet. Sydney 2000 was possibly the last great global expression of joy (remembering that Tampa and 9/11 came along the following year, ushering in the 20-year shit show we’ve endured since then). Hopefully the memories will remind the world of what is possible.