Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales; Sydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 24, 2000
Date Finished: September 24, 2000
Format: Single-elimination tournament.
Neither the 1999 World Champions from France nor their predecessors as World Champions, Hungary, could match the depth of talent from Russia. Led by [Stanislav Pozdnyakov], the Russians won a fairly tight match against the Hungarians as an opener but were not seriously challenged by either Romania in the semi-final or France in the final as they comfortably retained the Olympic title they had won in 1996. Germany defeated Romania for bronze.