When 17-year-old Anna Windsor first heard the news that Sydney was going to host the 2000 Olympic Games, she was at Australian swimming camp watching the announcement at 3am.
After the broadcast, her coaches looked at her and the team and said "your training starts now".
It was only 30 minutes later when the squad was in the water at 3.30am as their Olympic games quest kicked off then and there.
With the recent announcement that Brisbane will host the 2032 Games, Windsor hopes it can spark athletes nationwide, just like it did with her 28 years ago.
It sets the dream alive.Anna Windsor.
"When we got to watch the announcement, there was so much excitement and elation," she said.
"It does set up a lot of dreams for kids. It's something to aim towards and it's special because it's a home Olympics.
"It makes things a lot more real. It sets the dream alive."
Not only did Windsor compete at Sydney, she won four medals in freestyle relays at the world championships in 1993, 1995 and 1998, and also represented Australia at Atlanta in 1996.
Nowadays, Windsor is a GP at Orange but has a pair of kids who are both promising athletes, and she's already envisaging a potential Brisbane berth for her daughter.
"She's 12-years-old and wants to represent Australia in hockey," she said.
"Hopefully the legacy of Orange athletes continues."
Australia had its first showing in the pool on Saturday afternoon with the women taking out the 4x100m freestyle relay in impressive fashion on Sunday.
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