Ian O’Riordan has an excellent piece in today’s Irish Times about possibly the greatest night in Olympic history – and Sonia O’Sullivan’s part in it.
They came to witness Australia’s moment of glory, and ended up dazzled by the greatest night in the history of track and field. Nine finals, one epic showdown after another, plus some Olympic redemption at last for our own Sonia O’Sullivan.
Has there ever been a day in the life of the Olympics to rival Monday, September 25th, 2000? Will anything in London even come close? No amount of money, hype, or organisation can ever guarantee what unfolded in Sydney almost 12 years ago – although here’s hoping.