Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): The Dome and Exhibition Complex, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 28, 2000
Date Finished: September 30, 2000
Russia had been World Champion in 1997 and 1999, with Belarus winning in 1998. In Sydney there was little to choose between them. Greece had been runner-up at the 1999 World Championship, and led the qualifying in Sydney. But in the final, it was all Russia and Belarus and they finished in a tie with 39.500. The tie-breaker was to restore the high and low scores of the judges that were normally thrown out. When this was done, Russia won â 39.520 to 39.500.