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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...

US Loses Extradition Bid in Skate-Gate

June 17, 2003

(ATR) - Charges by the U.S. government that the figure skating events at the Salt Lake City Olympics were rigged have been dealt a blow by a court in Italy.Associated Press re...

Rogge Won't Meet With WSF Leaders

March 28, 2003

(ATR) - International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge says he will not meet with the leaders of the World Skating Federation, a newly formed group which hopes to wre...

Salt Lake Bid Trial Scheduled Oct. 28

May 22, 2003

(ATR) - The federal trial of Tom Welch and Dave Johnson is now scheduled to begin on October 28 in Salt Lake City.The two former leaders of the bid for 2002 Winter Games face ...

Salt Lake Ignites Cauldron Once Again

February 08, 2003

(ATR) - The Olympic Caldron from the 2002 Winter Games will burn for the next 17 days on a hill above Salt Lake City. The relighting of the caldron capped a two-day commemorat...

Series of Sports for Athens Launched

March 15, 2004

 (ATR) - An ambitious series of 10 sports events is underway in Greece this month as part of preparations for the 2004 Games, now less than five months away.Organizers say thi...

IOC President Meets New PM

March 13, 2004

 (ATR) - International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge says he salutes the decision by new Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to personally take charge of the go...

NATO Invited to Help Patrol Olympics

March 12, 2004

 (ATR) - The government of Greece has formally requested assistance from NATO for help with security at the 2004 Olympics. A statement from the foreign ministry says NATO will...

New Olympic Team for Greek Government

March 11, 2004

(ATR) - The Greek government?s general secretary for the Olympics has resigned, a move that was not unexpected given the change in government that resulted from this week?s na...

Karamanlis Takes Charge of the Olympics

March 09, 2004

Heavy construction is still underway at the Olympic Park in northern Athens.    (ATR) - Preparations for the Athens Olympics will be di...

Athens 2004 Tickets On Sale

May 12, 2003

(ATR) - The race for tickets to the Athens Olympics is underway. Public sales in Greece and the European Union, along with the rest of the world, officially begins today. Appr...

ATR: Construction Grinds Towards Games

August 28, 2003

(ATR) - One year from now the Athens Olympics will be in their waning days, but today the city could be the world's biggest construction site in advance of the big event. From...