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Old 23-01-2018, 06:40 PM   #73
lightgiver
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Arrow Circus

5 Ring..
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First UK edition..

The 2000 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad and commonly known as Sydney 2000 or the Millennium Olympic Games/Games of the New Millennium, were an international multi-sport event which was held between 15 September and 1 October 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia..It was the second time that the Summer Olympics were held in Australia, and also the Southern Hemisphere, the first being in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1956..Sydney won the right to host the Games on 24 September 1993, after being selected over Beijing, Berlin, Istanbul and Manchester in 4 rounds of voting, at the 101st IOC Session in Monte Carlo, Monaco..

Dare to Dream..

Share the Spirit..

Cathy Freeman after the 400 metre final..

Five Ring Circus is a 1998 novel from Australian author Jon Cleary.. It was the 15th book featuring Sydney detective Scobie Malone and involves his investigation into a financial scam in the lead up to the 2000 Sydney Olympics - Cleary left school in 1932, aged 14, to help his family financially.. He spent the following 8 years doing a variety of jobs, notably as a commercial artist for Austral Toon under Eric Porter..Cleary enlisted in the Australian army on 27 May 1940 and served in the Middle East before being transferred to the Military History Unit..Cleary's first novel was the 1947 Work, You Can't See 'Round Corners, which dwelt on the life of an army deserter wanted for the sensational Murder of his Girlfriend in Wartime Sydney.. His novels became increasingly set in countries other than Australia, with Cleary travelling extensively for the purposes of research..While in London, Cleary got the idea for a book about an Australian detective who has to arrest the Australian High Commissioner, and followed it with The Long Pursuit..Writing the Scobie Malone series of novels enabled him to tell Australian stories which appealed to an international audience, and he remained popular with readers throughout his career
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