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Full Moon for Olympics Closing Ceremony

August 24, 2004

The Olympic Stadium in Athens will light up again with fireworks for closing ceremony August 29. (ATR) (ATR) A full moon over Athens and a giant dance party will be the settin...

Athens Olympics on Day 11

August 24, 2004

Today’s events in track and field at the Olympic Stadium include finals in the women’s pole vault and men’s discus. (ATR) (ATR) The head of the international federation for gy...

U.S. Sweeps 400m, Surges to Medal Lead

August 23, 2004

 (ATR) On the back of a sweep of the top three places in the 400 meters, the U.S. has a firm grip at the top of the medals table in Athens as day 10 comes to a close. The tal...

Medalist Collapses After Kenteris Call

August 23, 2004

 (ATR) Athanasia Tsoumeleka, who today won an Olympic gold medal in racewalking, collapsed following an emotional phone conversation with controversial sprint star Costas Kent...

New Gold for Greece, City Comes Alive

August 23, 2004

Syntagma Square in central Athens.(ATR) (ATR) Within the span of just over 12 hours Greece has won two new gold medals, a balm for the agony suffered over controversies in rec...

Women Olympians in Spotlight and Shame

August 22, 2004

The marble stadium from the 1896 Olympics is prepared for the finish of the marathon. (ATR) (ATR) For the first time in the fabled history of the Olympic marathon, women will ...

Around the Games: 7 Days to Go

August 22, 2004

Leaping PM: Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis jumps for joy during Greece’s victory over Australia in water polo. (ANA) (ATR) The final week of the Athens Olympics is underway,...

Athens Olympics Exec Lands New Job

September 09, 2004

Spyros Capralos was once a member of the Greek national swimming and water polo teams. (ATR) (ATR) The longest-serving executive involved with the Athens Olympics will become ...

Athens Olympic Committee To Fade Away

September 01, 2004

Soon to be out of jobs: Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoulos and ATHOC chief operating officer Marton Simitsek. (ATR) The organizing committee for the 2004 Olympics, aka ...

Olympics: New Starting Point for Greece

August 31, 2004

Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis receives the Olympic Order from IOC President Jacques Rogge. (ANA) (ATR) In a nationally televised speech, Greek Prime Minister Costas K...

Olympics Marathon Security Breach

August 31, 2004

(ATR) The biggest security breach of the Olympics will cost an Irish man 3,000 euros and a 12-month suspended jail sentence. Cornelius Horan was arrested soon after he darted ...

Athens Olympics Chief Defends Costs

August 30, 2004

Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoulos.(ATR) (ATR) Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoulos is defending the cost blowout for the Olympic Games, saying the spending paid f...