- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) - The bodysuit worn by Australian sprinter Cathy Freeman when she lit the flame at the opening of the 2000 Sydney Olympics may have been recovered 14 years after it disappeared from her dressing room.

Melbourne police said Tuesday they had taken possession of an item which might be the missing bodysuit. It was handed to police by a staff member of the Melbourne Cricket Club who received it anonymously and has been sent for forensic testing to determine its authenticy.

Freeman removed the suit after the opening ceremony and left it in her dressing room from which it disappeared, creating one of the mysteries of Australian Olympic history.

The Australian Olympic Committee said it is “hoping the item of clothing handed to the MCC Museum is authentic and the mystery is finally solved.”

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