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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...

Final Test Event for Athens

June 05, 2004

(ATR) - With just over two months until opening cermemonies, organizers of the Athens Olympics are mounting the final test events for the Games. This weekend basketball takes ...

Australia, Japan First Hosts for Torch

June 04, 2004

(ATR) - The Athens Olympic Torch Relay opens 35 days of travel this weekend with stops in Australia and Japan.Olympic champion Cathy Freeman ran the first leg of the relay in ...

Architect Promises Roof to be Ready

May 02, 2004

(ATR) - The architect of the roof for the Olympic Stadium in Athens says the controversial project will meet the deadline to be ready for the Games. Santiago Calatrava says he...

Athens Tickets Back on Sale, Demand Down

May 01, 2004

(ATR) - Public ticket sales for the Athens Olympics have resumed with more than half of the 5.3 million available seats still unsold. The re-launch of ticket sales follows a 4...

Deadline to Nominate Athletes to Teams

July 21, 2004

(ATR) - Today is the deadline for each country sending a team to the Olympics to nominate the athletes who will compete in Athens. Approximately 10,000 athletes from a record ...

Deadline to Nominate Athletes for Games

July 21, 2003

(ATR) - Today is the deadline for each country sending a team to the Olympics to nominate the athletes who will compete in Athens. Approximately 10,000 athletes from a record ...

Athens Tram is Rolling for Olympics

July 19, 2004

The sleek new tram connects the center of Athens to the coastal areas of the city. July 19, 2004 (ATR) ? The new Athens tram line begins operation this week. The 26km line was...

Full NATO fleet for Olympics-NEWSLETTER

July 16, 2004

NATO ships will patrol the non-territorial waters off the coast of Greece. July 16, 2004 (ATR) -- NATO says its entire Mediterranean naval fleet will be deployed to protect th...

U.S Delegation to Athens

July 15, 2004

 July 15, 2004 ? As expected, Former President George Bush will lead the presidential delegation to the Athens Olympics next month. But with a month to go before the Games, th...