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Olympics Security Briefings For Athens

May 23, 2004

 Representatives from close to 100 nations sending athletes to the Athens Olympics will gather in Athens this week for confidential briefings on security for the Games. The me...

Flame in Athens, Strike Snarls City

March 31, 2004

(ATR) - The Olympic Flame for the Athens Olympics will have a place of honor for the next two months at the marble stadium in the center of the city built for the 1896 Games. ...

Athens Tickets Open to Public Again

November 01, 2003

(ATR) - Ticket sales for the Athens Olympics to the general public have resumed for residents of the European Union. Until today, only ticket buyers from the first round of sa...

Athens Delivers Key Report

February 26, 2004

(ATR) - The IOC's chief inspector for the Athens Games says preparations remain in a race against time, but that all will be ready. Denis Oswald was one of nearly a dozen pres...

Torch Relay Heads Into Home Stretch

June 22, 2004

Cycling legend Eddy Merkcx with the Olympic torch in Antwerp. (ATR) - The worldwide Athens Olympic Torch Relay spends its final two weeks on a 19 city journey through Europe. ...

Olympics Torch In Africa, South America

June 12, 2004

June 11 for the Olympic Torch Relay - the Great Pyramid. (ATR) - The Olympic torch relay has now covered three continents with this weekend's passage through Africa with stops...

Athens Chief Says Critics "Uninformed"

May 24, 2004

 (ATR) - Speaking at the opening session of a three day conference on security for the Olympics, Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoulos defended security plans as "unparall...

Athens Chief Says Critics "Uninformed"

May 24, 2004

(ATR) - Speaking at the opening session of a three day conference on security for the Olympics, Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoulos defended security plans as "unparalle...

Athens Chief Says Critics "Uninformed"

May 24, 2004

(ATR) - Speaking at the opening session of a three day conference on security for the Olympics, Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoulos defended security plans as "unparalle...

Athens Chief Says Critics "Uninformed"

May 24, 2004

(ATR) - Speaking at the opening session of a three day conference on security for the Olympics, Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoulos defended security plans as "unparalle...

Flame for Athens Goes Global

May 31, 2004

(ATR) - Final preparations are underway in Athens and Sydney for the first leg of the first-ever worldwide Olympic Torch relay.The Olympic flame burning at the Panathenaic Sta...

Athens Will be Safe for Games

April 06, 2004

(ATR) - Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis says the "all measures will be taken" to make sure the Olympic city is safe for visitors this summer. Speaking at a luncheon for the forei...