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Athens Security Chief Visits Washington

January 14, 2004

(ATR) - Greece's Minister for Public Order, George Floridis, will spend two days in Washington this week for meetings with officials from the Bush administration as part of se...

Athens Sailing Through Test Event Series

August 25, 2003

(ATR) - Sailing, one of the trickiest events of the Olympics, would seem to be well on course for Athens in 2004. This week brings the end of an eight-day regatta staged as a ...

Latest Athens Test Events Problem-Free

August 17, 2003

(ATR) - The latest round of test events in Athens have ended this weekend without incident, one week after rowing events that led to an outcry of doubt about Greece's preparat...

Athens: One Year To Go: 201 NOCs Invited

August 13, 2003

(ATR) - A ceremony at International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, will launch the final countdown to the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.As has beco...

'04 Test Events: Arrows Fly, Boats Sink

August 09, 2003

(ATR) - The marble stadium built for the 1896 Olympics in Athens is the scene of another milestone on the road to the 2004 Games with the opening of a seven-day archery test e...

Winds Blow Hard For Athens Rowing Test

August 07, 2003

(ATR) - The blustery summer winds of the Greek coastline have forced cancellation of the day's competition at the FISA World Rowing Junior Championships. The championships are...

Joint Korean Team Possible for Athens

May 15, 2003

 (ATR) - Talks are underway to field a unified team from North and South Korea for the 2004 Olympics in Athens. International Olympic Committee members Un-Yong Kim of South Ko...

SLC Trial Resumes After Recess

November 12, 2003

NOVEMBER 12, 2003 (ATR) - The trial of former Salt Lake City bid leaders Tom Welch and Dave Johnson resumes today after a break of two days for the Veterans' Day holiday.Forme...

Defense Pokes Holes in SLC Witness

November 12, 2003

NOVEMBER 12, 2003 (ATR) - A key prosecution witness in the bribery trial of former Salt Lake City bid leaders Tom Welch and Dave Johnson testified that payments for IOC member...

Sudden Recess for SLC Trial

November 13, 2003

NOVEMBER 13, 2003 (ATR) - Mystery surrounds a sudden recess in the bribery trial of Tom Welch and Dave Johnson. Instead of testimony, U.S. Judge David Sam called a halt to the...

La Mont Cross Exam Continues in SLC

November 24, 2003

NOVEMBER 24, 2003 (ATR) - Former U.S. Olympic Committee international relations director Alfredo La Mont testified in the trial of Salt Lake City bid leaders Tom Welch and Dav...

Papandreou May Be Next Greek Party Chief

January 06, 2004

 (ATR) - Greek foreign minister George Papandreou is now expected to take over the leadership of the ruling PASOK party from Prime Minister Costas Simitis. Meetings this week ...