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"Olly", a kookaburra, "Syd", a platypus; and "Millie", an echidna, are three native animals chosen as mascots for the Sydney 2000 Games. These Australian animals represent the earth, air and water.

"Olly": epitomises the Olympic spirit of generosity and universal generosity (from Olympic).

"Syd": represents the environment and captures the vigour and energy of Australia and its people (from Sydney).

"Millie": is a techno-whiz and information guru, with all the facts and figures at her fingertips (from Millennium).

Editor:Wang Ping

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