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Grading the Athens Olympics

August 30, 2004

(ATR) The Athens Olympics ?are now the reference? says IOC President Jacques Rogge following a meeting this morning in Athens with Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis.With ...

Olympics Flame Goes Out in Athens

August 30, 2004

 (ATR) The Athens Olympics have ended in a blaze of fireworks and song, likely to be remembered among the best of the modern Games. The flame went out in the caldron in the Ol...

Athens Olympics Say Good Bye

August 29, 2004

The Athens Olympic caldron will be extinguished tonight. (ATR) (ATR) A two hour closing ceremony billed as a giant party under a full moon will bring the Athens Olympics to an...

Olympics Wrestling Brawl, Gold Yanked

August 29, 2004

(ATR) Bad blood between two wrestlers erupted into a brawl on the mat between competitors, spectators, police and officials. The fight broke out after a close match between wo...

Athens Olympics in Final Hours

August 29, 2004

(ATR) The final hours of the Athens Olympics will bring a flurry of 17 medals in boxing, rhythmic gymnastics, handball, taekwondo, volleyball, water polo and wrestling. The me...

Argentina is Golden, Olympics Wind Down

August 28, 2004

Argentina on the medal podium for football. (ATR) The next to last day for the Athens Olympics has brought Argentina its first gold medal since 1952 with a victory over Parag...

Olympics Gold on Appeal?

October 16, 2004

proud partner - click here (ATR) A decision on the case of South Korean gymnast Yang Tae Young is now expected in the coming days from the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Yang...

Greece Exporting Olympics Security

October 13, 2004

Athens security personnel during the sweep of the canoe kayak venue. (ATR) (ATR) Greece is hoping to market its success with Olympic security to other nations. Public Order Mi...

Athens Paralympics Close

September 28, 2004

Paralympians enter the stadium for the closing ceremony. Below, Beijing vice mayor Lu Jingmin waves the Paralympics flag. (ANA Photos) (ATR) One last time, the caldron in the...

Fatal Bus Crash Rocks Athens Paralympics

September 27, 2004

(ATR) At least seven people have died in a collision between a truck and a bus carrying young people to the Athens Paralympics. The crash, 175 km north of Athens, injured 24 p...

Athens Paralympics Called ?Flawless?

September 24, 2004

Shotput medalists from the Athens Paralympics: (from the left) George Karaminas (Greece, silver), Peter Martin(New Zealand, gold) and Riko Glangla(Germany, bronze). (ANA) (AT...

Olympic Bidders Inspect Paralympics

September 20, 2004

(ATR) Teams from the cities bidding for the 2012 Olympics will be in Athens this week for a close look at the realities of staging the Paralympics. From 2004 onward, the organ...