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NATO Invited to Help Patrol Olympics

March 12, 2004

 (ATR) - The government of Greece has formally requested assistance from NATO for help with security at the 2004 Olympics. A statement from the foreign ministry says NATO will...

New Olympic Team for Greek Government

March 11, 2004

(ATR) - The Greek government?s general secretary for the Olympics has resigned, a move that was not unexpected given the change in government that resulted from this week?s na...

Karamanlis Takes Charge of the Olympics

March 09, 2004

Heavy construction is still underway at the Olympic Park in northern Athens.    (ATR) - Preparations for the Athens Olympics will be di...

Athens 2004 Tickets On Sale

May 12, 2003

(ATR) - The race for tickets to the Athens Olympics is underway. Public sales in Greece and the European Union, along with the rest of the world, officially begins today. Appr...

ATR: Construction Grinds Towards Games

August 28, 2003

(ATR) - One year from now the Athens Olympics will be in their waning days, but today the city could be the world's biggest construction site in advance of the big event. From...

Greek PM Says No Early Election

September 07, 2003

(ATR) - Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis is ruling out an early election and says his government will serve a full term, standing for election less than four months before ...

Work in Athens Heats Up

March 19, 2004

(ATR) - With the flame for the Athens Olympics to be lit in less than a week, the heat is being applied to Olympic construction projects that are still lagging in the rush to ...

IOC Inspecting Athens This Weekend

March 26, 2004

(ATR) - A team from the International Olympic Committee will be making the rounds in Athens this weekend, taking a look at the pace of progress towards the Games, just over fo...

IOC: Stadium Must be Done by June

March 29, 2004

(ATR) - Athens organizers have been told that the roof for the Olympic Stadium needs to be delivered by the end of June, not in mid-July, as called for in the current timetabl...

Lillehammer Celebrates 10th Anniversary

February 12, 2004

(ATR) - The spirit of the Olympics returns to the streets of Lillehammer this week for the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the 1994 Winter Games. The Queen of Norway as...

Court Awards New Medals from SLC

November 18, 2003

(ATR) - New medals are to be awarded to cross-country athletes from Canada, Norway and Austria following a ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport involving two drug ca...

IOC Orders Re-Test of SLC Tests for THG

December 04, 2003

(ATR) - The International Olympic Committee has decided to order the re-testing of samples from the Salt Lake City Olympics for the so-called designer steroid THG. Along with ...