Being the 10th anniversary of the Sydney Olympics, will we hear what really happened to Cathy Freeman's missing suit, from the flame lighting?
Dotty theory ... The Olympic rings on the suit were stencilled upside-down.
While watching the live telecast, I noticed two things, that the stitching was not hidden and that there was a faint upside-down Olympic symbol on the suit. Not knowing anything about fashion and clothes making, I just assumed that the former was for dramatic effect and the upside-down Olympic rings were a side-effect of the cutting-style.
Amid all the pre-games secrecy, the actual suit was locked away until the last minute. Cathy marched into the stadium in the team uniform, snuck away for a quick change, only to discover the potentially embarrassing mistake minutes before lighting the flame. So the suit was turned inside-out to lessen the impact.
After the ceremony, the organising committee quickly grabbed the misprinted suit back and had it either destroyed or locked away forever.