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Thorpe to Swim 400m in Athens

April 15, 2004

(ATR) - The Australian Olympic Committee says it has received advice from its counsel that swimmer Ian Thorpe could be allowed to compete in the 400 meter event in Athens. Sin...

IOC Seeks Cancellation Insurance

April 16, 2004

(ATR) - The International Olympic Committee is in the market for up to $200 million of insurance coverage to protect against full or partial cancellation of the Athens Olympic...

Athens Roof to Move

April 19, 2004

(ATR) - One of the two soaring arches for the Olympic Stadium in Athens will be moved into place over the arena this week. The second arch will be moved in a few weeks - no da...

New Delay for Stadium, IOC Not Worried

April 29, 2004

(ATR) - Plans to slide into place one of the giant arches for the roof on the Olympic Stadium in Athens have now been delayed until next month. But the IOC says the delay is a...

Euro 2004: Olympics Warm-Up For Athens

July 01, 2004

(ATR) - The Greek government has begun deployment of troops and police around Athens. Ministry of Public Order George Voulgarakis says the first wave will involve a force of 1...

Athens Launches Security Measures

July 01, 2004

(ATR) - The Greek government has begun deployment of troops and police around Athens. Ministry of Public Order George Voulgarakis says the first wave will involve a force of 1...

Scandinavia Celebrates With Torch Relay

June 30, 2004

(ATR) - The Athens Olympic Torch Relay heads into northern Europe this week after stops in Munich and Berlin, hosts of the 1976 and 1936 Olympics. Germany is one of six nation...

Samaranch Heaps Praise On Athens Olympic

May 28, 2004

(ATR) - Juan Antonio Samaranch says the global torch relay for the Athens Olympics is proof that the Games will be a success. "I thought organizing the global torch relay wou...

Olympics Ceremony Secrets Emerge

June 26, 2004

(ATR) - Plans to flood the floor of the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Athens Games is becoming one of the badly-kept secrets of the August 13 event. An en...

Paris, London, Madrid Host Torch

June 25, 2004

(ATR) - Three of the five candidate cities for 2012 host the Athens Olympic Torch Relay this weekend. Paris is first, followed by London and Madrid.In Paris the relay will pas...

Olympic Flame Reaches Atlanta

June 19, 2004

(ATR) - The Olympic Torch Relay completes its tour of the three U.S. Olympic host cities with a run through the streets of Atlanta, site of the 1996 Olympics. Olympians such a...

Torch Relay Reaches North America

June 15, 2004

(ATR) - The Athens Olympic Torch Relay will spend the next five days in Mexico, the U.S. and Canada, accompanied for part of the way by Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoul...