This is a good article. Follow the link for more information.

Belize at the 2000 Summer Olympics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Belize at the
2000 Summer Olympics
Flag of Belize.svg
IOC codeBIZ
NOCBelize Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association
in Sydney
Competitors2 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Emma Wade
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Belize sent a delegation to compete at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia from 15 September to 1 October 2000. This was Belize's eighth appearance at a Summer Olympic Games. The delegation sent by Belize consisted of two track and field competitors: Jayson Jones and Emma Wade. Neither advanced beyond the first round heats of their events.

Background[edit]

The Belize Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association was recognized by the International Olympic Committee on 1 January 1968.[1] The nation made its debut in Olympic competition later that year at the 1968 Summer Olympics, and except for the boycotted 1980 Summer Olympics[2] has appeared in every Summer Olympiad since.[3] This made Sydney their eighth appearance at a Summer Olympic Games, although they have yet to appear at any Winter Olympic Games.[3] As of the 2016 Summer Olympics, Belize has yet to win its first Olympic medal.[3] The 2000 Summer Olympics were held from 15 September to 1 October 2000; a total of 10,651 athletes represented 199 National Olympic Committees.[4] The Belize delegation to Sydney consisted of two track and field competitors: Emma Wade and Jayson Jones.[5] Wade was selected as the flag-bearer for the opening ceremony, a duty she would reprise four years later in Athens.[3]

Athletics[edit]

Emma Wade was 19 years old at the time of the Sydney Olympics, was making her Olympic debut, and would later go on to represent Belize at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.[6][7] On 23 September, she was drawn into the third heat of the women's 100 meters. She finished the race in 12.25 seconds, which was seventh out of eight competitors in her heat, and Wade was eliminated.[8] In the event overall, the gold medal is vacant due to original gold medalist Marion Jones of the United States admitting to steroid use and forfeiting her medals and results from the Sydney Games.[9][10] Officially, the medals in the event are held by Ekaterini Thanou of Greece and Tayna Lawrence (the original bronze medalist) of Jamaica sharing silver, and Merlene Ottey, also of Jamaica, the original fourth-place finisher, being awarded a bronze.[10][11] Gold was left vacant because Thanou, the original silver medalist, had her own issue with missing a drug test at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[10][12]

Jayson Jones was 23 years old at the time of these Olympics, and was also making his Olympic debut; he would later represent Belize at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[13][14] On 27 September he took part in the first round of the men's 200 meters, and was drawn into heat one. He finished the heat in a time of 22.20 seconds, seventh and last in his heat, and he was eliminated.[15] Gold was eventually won in 20.09 seconds by Konstantinos Kenteris of Greece, the silver was earned by Darren Campbell of Great Britain, and the bronze was taken by Ato Boldon of Trinidad and Tobago.[16][17]

Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Emma Wade Women's 100 m 12.25 7 Did not advance
Jayson Jones Men's 200 m 22.20 7 Did not advance

  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Belize – National Olympic Committee (NOC)". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2018-10-19. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  2. ^ "54 Boycotted in 1980". The New York Times. 10 May 1984. Archived from the original on 2018-01-30. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "Belize". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2016-08-05. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics – results & video highlights". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2018-07-03. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Belize at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2018-10-24. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Emma Wade Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2018-10-24. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Emma WADE – Olympic Athletics – Belize". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2018-10-24. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Round One". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2017-09-12. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Jones returns five medals from 2000 Sydney Olympics". ESPN. Associated Press. 8 October 2007. Archived from the original on 1 August 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  10. ^ a b c "Marion Jones's medals from Sydney Olympics to be reallocated". TheGuardian.com. Associated Press. 7 December 2009. Archived from the original on 22 June 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Sydney 2000 100m women – Olympic Athletics". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2018-10-24. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  12. ^ Macur, Juliet (6 September 2011). "Peculiar Greek Doping Case Takes Another Twist". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2018-08-11. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Jayson Jones Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2018-09-30. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Jayson JONES – Olympic Athletics – Belize". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2016-10-06. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Round One". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2017-07-06. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's 200 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2016-12-03. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Sydney 2000 200m men – Olympic Sydney 2000 Athletics". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2018-10-24. Retrieved 24 October 2018.