2000 was definitely Cathy Freeman's year. She lit the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony of her home Games in Sydney and won the gold medal in a race that truly stopped the nation in the women's 400m final.
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Australia's greatest Indigenous sports stars
Plenty of Australia's biggest sporting identities have an Indigenous background. Here's just a few names that have left their mark on the sporting world.