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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...

One Year to Athens Paralympics

September 17, 2003

(ATR) - Athens organizers today commemorate the final year to the 2004 Paralympics with the unveiling of the medals to be awarded during the games. A Paralympic mascot will al...

Olympics Chief Might Lead Greece One Day

September 27, 2003

(ATR) - Athens Olympics President Gianna Angelopoulos is not ruling out seeking a leadership role in the government of Greece after the 2004 Games."You can never say ... never...

A Chinese Star for Athens Games?

October 02, 2003

(ATR) - Chinese basketball star Yao Ming could be the public relations star of the Athens Olympics. The NBA phenomenon and the rest of the Chinese national team have won a spo...

Athens Torch Reaches Every Continent

October 13, 2003

(ATR) - The route of the torch relay for the Athens Olympics will be made official this week. All five continents are included, meaning spots such as China, Egypt, South Afric...

Olympic Security Budget up 25%

October 16, 2003

(ATR) - The Greek government says it will increase spending on security for the Olympics by 25 percent."The government has said it is determined to create a safe environment f...

Torch Relay Will Visit Istanbul

October 21, 2003

(ATR) - The torch relay for the Athens Olympics will pass through Istanbul, says George Papandreou, Greece's foreign minister. Papandreou announced the Istanbul stop while gre...

Government Says Tram Will be Ready

October 23, 2003

(ATR) - An inspection team from the Interntional Olympic Committee has received assurances from the the Greek government that two key transport projects will be ready well bef...

Shotput Move to Olympia Underway

October 31, 2003

(ATR) - Greece's Minister of Culture confirms that organizers of the 2004 Games are seeking to move the shotput event from Athens to Ancient Olympia.Evangelos Venizelos, who o...

New Greek PM to Meet Rogge This Week

March 08, 2004

    --> (ATR) - New Greek prime minister Costas Karamanlis will meet with the International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge th...

Athens Games Time Operations Announced

November 11, 2003

(ATR) - Shops in Athens will remain closed, as is customary, even during the period of the Olympics, under plans announced by Olympic leaders. In addition to shopping hours, t...

Athens Village Ready One Month Early

November 21, 2003

(ATR) - More than 80 percent of the Olympic Village for the 2004 has been completed says an official with the company overseeing construction of the project north of Athens. T...