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Olympic Games Quiz: Sydney Mascots

What Australian Animal was Syd, one of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Mascots?


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The correct answer is Syd (short for Sydney), who was a duck-billed Platypus (Australian native animal).

The three mascots from the Sydney Olympic Games are based on native Australian animals. Their names are short for Olympic, Sydney and Millennium. "Olly", a kookaburra, epitomizes the Olympic spirit of generosity and universal generosity.; "Syd", a platypus, represents the environment and captures the vigor and energy of Australia and its people.; "Millie", an echidna, is a techno-whiz and information guru, with all the facts and figures at her fingertips.

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