14 Sep 2020
A cast of eminent Australians, Olympic athletes, sporting legends and industry experts including Michael Knight, Louise Sauvage and Brad Fittler will feature in a dynamic new podcast Beyond the Games hosted by TV sports commentator Mark Beretta commemorating the Sydney Olympic and Paralympic 20th anniversary.
The podcast celebrates the best Games ever, and the legacy that has ensued. Mark Beretta chats to athletes, sports officials, industry professionals and Government executives to discover behind-the-scenes stories and secrets and find out why Sydney Olympic Park is internationally recognised as the best example of Olympic transformation and sustainable development.
The first episode drops 17 September and features former Olympics Minister Michael Knight as he openly shares untold stories on planning and delivering Sydney 2000. Knight paints an incredible picture of some potentially catastrophic moments he was able to avoid, walks through a step-by-step of the hear-stopping moment of the Cauldron stalling during the Opening Ceremony and warmly shares how the Games positively impacted Australians to embrace a sense of pride never fully experienced before.
r spine-tingling Gold medal moments and the joy of delivering a Paralympics that gave the athletes the respect and focus they deserved following a disappointing Atlanta.
Beyond the Games is a must listen shining the spotlight on the 2000 Games and revealing the full impact of the Games in shaping Sydney Olympic Park today as a place for events, sports development, daily life, the environment and a world-leader in sustainability.
One episode is dedicated to the legacy of the Green Games and Romilly Madew tells of how Australians were incredibly innovative in delivering a sustainable Olympic Games that changed the building industry forever.
Mark Beretta said the podcast was a brilliant showcase of the highlights and legacies of the 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
“I was at the Sydney 2000 Games and it has been a thrill be back in the Park recording a podcast and talking to some amazing people about their memories, and the incredible, world-class legacy that is so significant to all Australians,” Mark Beretta said.
The podcast features:
Former Olympic Minister Michael Knight
Former Paralympic champion Louise Sauvage
Paralympic triathlete Nic Beveridge
NSW State of Origin Coach and former Australian Kangaroos captain Brad Fittler
Australian diver Sam Fricker
Australian Matilda’s hockey player Greta Hayes
Infrastructure Australia CEO Romilly Madew
Sydney Olympic Park Authority Executive Director Planning & Environment Sally Hamilton
Sydney Olympic Park Authority Operations Manager Michael Copping
ANZ Stadium Operations Manager Tim Brady
Sydney Showground Bernie Sloane
Qudos Bank Arena Rohit Maini