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Women Olympians in Spotlight and Shame

August 22, 2004

The marble stadium from the 1896 Olympics is prepared for the finish of the marathon. (ATR) (ATR) For the first time in the fabled history of the Olympic marathon, women will ...

Around the Games: 7 Days to Go

August 22, 2004

Leaping PM: Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis jumps for joy during Greece’s victory over Australia in water polo. (ANA) (ATR) The final week of the Athens Olympics is underway,...

Athens Olympics Exec Lands New Job

September 09, 2004

Spyros Capralos was once a member of the Greek national swimming and water polo teams. (ATR) (ATR) The longest-serving executive involved with the Athens Olympics will become ...

Athens Olympic Committee To Fade Away

September 01, 2004

Soon to be out of jobs: Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoulos and ATHOC chief operating officer Marton Simitsek. (ATR) The organizing committee for the 2004 Olympics, aka ...

Olympics: New Starting Point for Greece

August 31, 2004

Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis receives the Olympic Order from IOC President Jacques Rogge. (ANA) (ATR) In a nationally televised speech, Greek Prime Minister Costas K...

Olympics Marathon Security Breach

August 31, 2004

(ATR) The biggest security breach of the Olympics will cost an Irish man 3,000 euros and a 12-month suspended jail sentence. Cornelius Horan was arrested soon after he darted ...

Athens Olympics Chief Defends Costs

August 30, 2004

Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoulos.(ATR) (ATR) Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoulos is defending the cost blowout for the Olympic Games, saying the spending paid f...

Olympics Marathon Breach; Airport Jammed

August 30, 2004

Athens 2004's Marton Simitsek says security personnel reacted quickly when the the marathon course was breached by a former Irish priest. (ATR) (ATR) Athens Olympic organizers...

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...