More photos from the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney, Australia
by Gary Karp
The Australian government paid to bring 400,000 schoolkids from around the continent to the games. Outside The Dome, location of wheelchair rugby, affectionately known as "Murder Ball."
U.S. wheelchair rugby fans in The Dome. The U.S. team won the gold medal. New Zealand (The "Wheel Blacks") against Canada.
Goalball, played completely blind. There are bells in the ball, and spectators must be silent. The U.S. Men's Basketball team wins the Bronze Medal on a last second shot to break a tie.
American Stephen Welch takes a rest after going after a tough ball in the Men's Singles Final. He took silver. The Australians love their sport!
Maikke Smits, bronze medalist in the Women's Tennis Singles, from The Netherlands, at the Closing Ceremony. American Steve Pate makes peace with an Australian Wheelchair Rugby nemisis at the Closing Ceremony.
Lots of world records fell at Sydney 2000.

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Stadium Australia at dusk. The light towers are solar powered.