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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...

Athens Getting Dressed for the Olympics

July 15, 2004

Apartment block in Athens after a building wrap. (ATR) July 15, 2004 (ATR) -- Athens Olympics organisers have unveiled plans for a badly-needed spruce up of the city ahead of ...

One Month to Athens; Look Unveiled

July 14, 2004

 July 14, 2004 (ATR) ? Just 30 days are left to opening ceremony for the 2004 Games ? and the decorations for the big event are about to be hung. Athens 2004 President Gianna ...

Greeks Turned On for Olympics

July 13, 2004

(ATR) - A new national survey shows that public support of the Athens Olympics is at an all-time high in Greece. The poll for the newspaper Eleftherotypia shows that 54 percen...

Athens Makes Quick Blackout Recovery

June 12, 2004

(ATR) - Power has been restored to nearly all of Athens after a blackout that struck the city in the midst of a heatwave. Surging demand for air conditioning, with Athens temp...

US Trials for Swimming and Track

July 11, 2004

(ATR) - The U.S. team in track and field for Athens will not include Marion Jones defending her Olympic title in the 100 meters. She failed to qualify in the U.S. trials at Sa...

Greece Looks to Games for Tourism Boost

July 10, 2004

(ATR) - The new ministry of tourism for Greece, despite a late start, is still hoping to boost travel using the Olympics as a springboard. Minister Dmitris Avramopoulos announ...

Olympic Flame Returns To Greece

July 09, 2004

(ATR) - The torch relay for the Athens Olympics returns to Greece after a 33-day journey around the world. The relay arrives in Crete late in the day for a welcoming ceremony ...

Capralos- Athens Olympics Troubleshooter

July 03, 2004

(ATR) - One of Athens most experienced hands involved with the 2004 Games will now oversee the day-to-day operations of the city of Athens during the Olympics. Spyros Capralos...

Olympic Traffic Restrictions In Place

August 01, 2004

A red line marks the Olympic traffic lanes that have opened across the Athens region. (ATR) Traffic restrictions are now in affect across Athens with the opening of dedicated ...