The Australian Women’s Basketball team today paved the way for the entire Australian Olympic Team’s inclusion in the Olympic Dream Pathway at Sydney Olympic Park.

Today Boral and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) announced that all Australian Olympic Team members will have personalised pavers laid in a special section of the Olympic Dream Pathway at Sydney Olympic Park in recognition of their historic participation. The Pathway is in the shadows of Stadium Australia where hundreds of visitors will pass by each day during the Games and it will form a focal point for visitors thereafter.

As a Sponsor of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Boral is offering every Australian the chance to make Olympic history until the end of the year by leaving a personal a permanent message at the historic site.

Captain of the Opals, Rachael Sporn said, ‘ It is great to have the Team together today representing the entire 2000 Australian Olympic Team. I’m thrilled that our role in the Games is being recorded here at Sydney Olympic Park. It’s a great way to go down in Olympic history’.

Herb Elliott, Director of Athlete & Corporate Relations for the AOC said, ‘As a former athlete I know the Australian Olympic Team will be proud to have a lasting legacy of their involvement in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. This will be the largest Team ever assembled to represent Australia in this historic event and it is very meaningful to the athletes to have their names permanently displayed here at Sydney Olympic Park.’

Rod Pearse, Managing Director of Boral Ltd stated, ‘As the Official Supplier of Building Products to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Boral has played an integral role in the construction of Sydney Olympic Park and other Olympic venues. I am delighted that Boral is able to extend this involvement by recognising Australia’s Olympians in such a public arena.’

For further information please contact: Julie Symonds/Kevin Rule
Media Relations Manager, Olympic Marketing
AOC Boral Ltd
Tel : (02) 9245 2000 or 0419 712 013
Tel : (02) 9220 6502 or 0417 431 704

Source: Australian Olympic Committee