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Athens Olympic Ticket Sales at 3 Million

August 16, 2004

(ATR) Around the Rings has learned that a new surge in ticket sales has pushed the total number sold to more than 3 million.Sales of 80,000 tickets on Monday are near double t...

Doping Scandal Drags On

August 16, 2004

The attorney for the Greek sprinters surrounded by media. (ATR) The doping scandal involving Greek athletics stars Costas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou is continuing to drag on...

Athens Day 2: Attendance, Tickets Slump

August 15, 2004

Swimming and other high profile sports enjoy high ticket demand in Athens.(ATR) (ATR) Athens organizers say they are not surprised by low attendance figures at events on the ...

Athens Day 1: Sports OK, I.T. Problems

January 01, 1950

Info 2004 terminals in the big workroom at the Main Press Center. (ATR) (ATR) As day one of competition comes to a close in Athens, experts from Olympic sponsor Atos Origin ar...

On the Scene: Athens Olympics Day 1

August 14, 2004

Thousands of athletes fill the infield of the Olympic Stadium during opening ceremony.(A Stavrinos/ATR) (ATR) The first day of competition for the Athens Olympics has opened u...

Athens Olympics Are Underway

August 14, 2004

Photo by Janice McDonald for ATR. (ATR) The flame for the Athens Olympics is lit. Nikolaos Kaklamanakis, wind surfing champion from the 1996 Olympics had the honor of lighting...

Spectacle of Greece for Opening Ceremony

August 13, 2004

A parade of Greek history unfolded in the Athens Olympic Stadium tonight for the opening ceremony of the 2004 Games.The three-hour show presented a series of vignettes depicti...

Greek Olympians Hearing Delayed

August 13, 2004

The International Olympic Committee has decided to delay a hearing by a disciplinary commission investigating the circumstances of an alleged anti-doping rule violation involv...

Athens Olympics Open Today

August 13, 2004

High jumper Niki Bakogianni lights the caldron at the Acropolis on the eve of the Games.(ANA) (ATR) The Olympic Games will open in Athens later today.Thousands of spectators g...

IOC Offers Standing O for Athens

August 12, 2004

Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoulos with Managing Director Marton Simitsek. (ATR) (ATR) The leader of the Athens Olympics were hailed with a standing ovation by the Inte...

Iraq Soccer Stunner, Bronze for Greece

August 22, 2004

Greek weightlifter Pyrros Dimas receives the bronze medal.(ATR) (ATR) The improbable journey of the Iraq Olympic football now will pass through the medal round of the tourname...

Athens Olympics: Law and Order

August 21, 2004

(ATR) Police have arrested two Russians who apparently were trying to smuggle themselves into the Olympic Village. Police caught them in an accredited van driven by a member o...