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Cathy Freeman ‘reunited’ with Sydney 2000 Olympic suit

Cathy Freeman

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Australian sporting icon Cathy Freeman lights the Olympic cauldron 15 September, 2000 in Sydney to ignite the 27th Olympiad of the modern era, and the first of the new millennium. The identity of the person who was to light the Olympic cauldron on the opening night of the Millennium Games was one of the most closely guarded secrets of the Games. AFP PHOTO/Kazuhiro NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

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The suit Cathy Freeman wore when she lit the Sydney Olympic cauldron was returned to her after going missing the night of that Opening Ceremony in 2000, according to the Australian legend’s Twitter.

In December, Melbourne police took possession of an item of clothing which was believed to possibly be the body suit, emanating from an anonymous source, according to the Australian Olympic Committee.

In 2000, Freeman memorably stood for more than four minutes under the cauldron, after she lit it, due to a glitch that delayed it from rising to the top of Stadium Australia.

Freeman stood under a waterfall and was soaked. The suit disappeared from her dressing room after she took it off later that night.

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