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The Sydney Harbour Bridge at nighttime, with a neon-light of the Olympic Games logo, and yellow fireworks firing from the top of the bridge.

How the 2000 Olympic Games shaped Sydney restaurant history

Twenty years ago, Sydney lit up as the world's biggest sporting event – and its international spectators – rolled into town. We look back on those heady days of corporate expense accounts, dining rooms filled with luxury cars and exiled royals, and a hungry city making sense of its culinary identity.