Sydney 2000 Olympics Flashback

All sights may be set on Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Games, but in its day the Sydney Olympic International Broadcasting Centre was truly cutting edge, boasting none other than Panasonic’s DVCPRO50 digital tape-based platform for acquisition and archiving. There was even a little PAL …
Having put our videos from June 2000 through the YouTube encoding mangler (with mixed results), we are proud to present behind-the-scenes flashbacks of the SOBO Tech Monitoring Area, Archiving, Sky Tower and Cable Bridge, NBC Production Area and an overview by sportscasting veteran Gary Fenton. The videos comprise a playlist and will play one after another.
If you have any recollections you’d like to share from Sydney 2000, email them to