Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney International Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 28, 2000
Date Finished: September 29, 2000
Format: Technical and free routines. Final total composed of 35% of technical routine score and 65% of free routine score.
The Russian team was heavily favored and won comfortably. The silver medal went to Japan, which had finished behind the Russians at the 1998 World Championships. The United States team was expected to challenge for a medal – they had finished third at the 1998 Worlds – but they performed poorly and finished only fifth.