Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): The Dome and Exhibition Complex, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 18, 2000
Date Finished: September 23, 2000
Format: Single-elimination tournament.
The defending gold medalists were [Ge Fei] and [Gu Jun] (CHN), and they were overwhelming favorites to win again. They had won the World Championships in 1997 and 1999, the 1998 Asian Games, and the All-England title in 1996-98. They won the gold medal again easily, winning all 8 sets in four matches, defeating Chinese teams in the semi-final and final, winning the final in only 35 minutes. The Chinese swept the medals, the first medal sweep in badminton.