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Athens Glows Once More for Paralympics

September 17, 2004

Scenes from opening ceremony of the Athens Paralympics. Bottom photo: the final torch bearer in the eight-day relay for the Paralympics. (ANA Photos) (ATR) The caldron in the...

Chinese Taipei Fiasco at Paralympics

September 15, 2004

Wu Shu Jen (center in white) during a visit Tuesday to the Athens Paralympic Village. (ATR) A diplomatic row has broken out at the Athens Paralympics over the presence of Wu ...

Let the Bids Begin: Olympics on Auction

September 15, 2004

Athens volunteer uniform set for sale on e-Bay: $1200. (ATR) The traffic in high-priced Athens Olympic memorabilia has begun on the internet and in the want-ads of Greek news...

Fireworks Over Athens Olympic Debt

September 12, 2004

Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis in Thessaloniki: "We are in the post-Olympic era." (ATR) Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis says the true extent of spending on the Olympi...

Paralympics Torch Relay Starts in Athens

September 09, 2004

The Athens Olympic Stadium plays host to athletics in the Paralympics and will be the site of the Main Press Center for the Games. (ATR) (ATR) The final countdown to the Athen...

Olympics Bomber Wanted Atlanta Havoc

April 13, 2005

Eric Rudolph at the time of his arrest in 2003. (ATR) The man who set the bomb that blew up during the Atlanta Olympics says he had planned to set off five bombs â??to force c...

Greek Sprinters Cleared of Drugs Scandal

March 18, 2005

Costas Kenteris in the midst of a swarm of media during the controversy last August. Below, Christos Tzekos, former coach and manager to the sprinters faces a four year ban. (...

Olympics Blamed for Greek Budget Woes

March 18, 2005

Construction of the roof for the Athens Olympic Stadium was one of the big ticket items in the Greek government’s spending on the Games. (ATR) (ATR) Unchecked spending on th...

Athens Olympics Chief: I'm Much Better!

February 25, 2005

Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoulos is on her feet again after overcoming health problems.  (ATR) The president of the Athens 2004 tells Around t...

Athens 2004 Chief: Ceremony Not Indecent

January 17, 2005

Gianna Angelopoulos says Greece could be drawn into an "American culture war" over indecency complaints about the opening ceremony. (ATR) ATR) Athens 2004 President Gianna Ang...

Olympics Chief Honored, Hospitalized

January 14, 2005

Gianna Angelopoulos, 49, during the Olympics last August. (ATR) (ATR) Days after receiving high honors from the Greek Republic, Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoulos has b...

Olympics Drug Test Scandal Charges

November 18, 2004

Christos Tzekos, former coach and manager of Kenteris and Thanou is among the 14 people charged in the scandal over the missed drug tests by the sprinters. (ATR Photos) (ATR) ...