On This Day: French sprinter Marie-Jose Perec flees Sydney Olympics perec newspaper front pages

perec newspaper front pages

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Picture taken 22 September 2000 in Sydney shows front page headlines of Australian papers following the sudden departure last night, from the Olympic Games, of French 400m Olympic champion runner Marie-Josee Perec. The Frenchwoman, archrival to favorite Australian Cathy Freeman, left Sydney for Paris after complaining of unfair media treatment and being harassed by a stranger at her hotel room. AFP PHOTO/WILLIAM WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images)
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Perec on front of newspapers