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IOC Approval Next for Shotput Move

November 23, 2003

(ATR) - It's now up to the International Olympic Committee to decide whether to approve moving the shotput competition in the 2004 Games from Athens to the ancient stadium at ...

New Roads Could Lighten Athens Traffic

December 01, 2003

(ATR) - Government officials say traffic volume in the center of Athens could be cut as much as 10 percent with this week's opening of the final link in a new ring road that a...

Calatrava: Roof Will Make Deadline

December 02, 2003

(ATR) - Architect Santiago Calatrava is promising the steel and glass roof he's designed for the Olympic Stadium in Athens will be finished in time for the 2004 Games. Calatra...

Convictions a Boost for Olympic Security

December 09, 2003

(ATR) - Greek officials say guilty verdicts against 15 members of the November 17 terrorist group shows the government is serious about making sure Athens is safe for the 2004...

Government Behind in New Polls

December 11, 2003

(ATR) - The possibility of a change in government in Greece before the Athens Olympics is confirmed in a new poll. The survey shows that the opposition New Democracy party hol...

Modern Pentathlon Tested in Athens

December 14, 2003

(ATR) - Modern Pentathlon is the latest sport to undergo a test of preparations for the Athens Olympics with the staging the UIPM World Cup final for men and women. The event ...

Athens at 200 Days: A Work at Progress

January 26, 2004

(ATR) - With 200 days left till opening ceremony of the Athens Olympics the city is still undergoing heavy construction involving some of the key components of the Games. At t...

Athens Coastline Under Security Drill

February 06, 2004

(ATR) - The 25 mile coastline southwest of Athens will be the scene for extensive drills this weekend for security forces training for the 2004 Olympics. More than 1100 member...

Six Months to Athens Olympics

February 13, 2004

(ATR) - With the calendar at the six month mark to the Athens Olympics, the head of the IOC's coordination commission says he believes all venues will be ready in time, barrin...

Simitis Ends Chairmanship of Council

February 17, 2004

(ATR) - Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis has chaired his final meeting of the inter-ministerial council on the Olympics. Today's meeting is the last for the council prior t...

Athens Preview for NOCs

February 22, 2004

(ATR) - Athens organizers get a dry-run for their protocol operations this week with the arrival of an expected 202 National Olympic Committees for their biennial general asse...

Night Rowing in Athens?

September 10, 2003

(ATR) - There's a possibility that rowing events for the 2004 Olympics could be held at night to avoid the high winds that caused havoc at the August test event. The expense o...