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Six Days to Athens Olympics

August 07, 2004

After a glitch on Friday made the countdown clock go blank, it’s back on track for six days to go. (ATR) (ATR) This time next week the first medals will be won in the 2004 Oly...

2004 Olympics Chief: ?We Are Confident"

August 06, 2004

The Olympic Stadium looks ready for the Games but plenty of behind the scenes work still goes on behind the façade. (ATR) (ATR) Less than a week now remains until the opening...

Greek PM Takes High Profile

August 06, 2004

Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and IOC President Jacques Rogge at the Main Press Centre.(ATR) ATR) Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis is making himself highly visi...

Rogge: ?Successful Games? Ahead

August 05, 2004

IOC President Jacques Rogge (r), meets with Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis. (ANA) (ATR) With nine days to the start of the Athens Olympics, the president of the Intern...

Diplomats Discuss Mexican Incident

August 05, 2004

(ATR) Foreign Minister Petros Moliviatis has met with Mexico's ambassador to Greece after reports that members of a Mexican TV crew were beaten and abused by security personne...

Rogge Arrives, PM Says Athens Ready

August 04, 2004

Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoulos (l) guides Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis on a tour of Athens Olympic Park.(ATR) (ATR) International Olympic Committee President J...

Reporters Attacked, Dogs in Village

August 03, 2004

: Estimates say as many as 15,000 stray dogs are on the streets of Athens, including a number in the Olympic Village. (ATR) (ATR) The chief spokesman for the Athens Olympics s...

Athens Winds Force More Changes

August 17, 2004

 (ATR)Heavy winds throughout Athens will force changes in the schedule for rowing events for the second day in a row.The venue at Schinias was subject to high winds during las...

Athens Olympic Ticket Sales at 3 Million

August 16, 2004

(ATR) Around the Rings has learned that a new surge in ticket sales has pushed the total number sold to more than 3 million.Sales of 80,000 tickets on Monday are near double t...

Doping Scandal Drags On

August 16, 2004

The attorney for the Greek sprinters surrounded by media. (ATR) The doping scandal involving Greek athletics stars Costas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou is continuing to drag on...

Athens Day 2: Attendance, Tickets Slump

August 15, 2004

Swimming and other high profile sports enjoy high ticket demand in Athens.(ATR) (ATR) Athens organizers say they are not surprised by low attendance figures at events on the ...

Athens Day 1: Sports OK, I.T. Problems

January 01, 1950

Info 2004 terminals in the big workroom at the Main Press Center. (ATR) (ATR) As day one of competition comes to a close in Athens, experts from Olympic sponsor Atos Origin ar...