The Sydney 2000 Olympics Five Dollar 'Sport and the Arts' Silver Coin is part of a collection containing 16 pieces. It was struck in sterling silver and were designed to represent both Australia's cultural history and environment. The set comprises of Festival of the Dreaming, Kangaroo, Early settlement, Great White Shark, Immigrants, Frilled Neck Lizard, Commerce, Emu, Sports and the Arts, Koala, Sydney Harbour, Platypus, Opera House, Echidna, Air and Kookaburra. They are all in a Five Dollar denomination. The set was released in 2000 following the successful Olympic Games from Sydney, Australia.
The sports and the arts are very well supported in Australia. The Australian government has the following programmes to promote the arts; Australia Council for the Arts; National Gallery of Australia; Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport (OFTA); Creative Partnerships Australia; Bundanon Trust; Australia Council for the Arts; AusStage and the Office for the Arts. The government also assist sport in the following departments; Australian Sports Commission (ASC); Australian Institute of Sport (AIS); Australian Sports Commission Learning Portal; Australian Sports Foundation; National Sports Information Centre; Office for Sport; Participating in sport and Supporting sport (Australian Government, 2013) .
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