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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) ...

Profit for Costly Athens Olympics

November 12, 2004

(ATR) The most costly Olympics in the history of the Games may still turn a profit for the organizing committee. Around the Rings.Com is told by reliable sources that ATHOC ex...

Athens Olympics Lessons: Timing, Vision

November 03, 2004

Leaders of the Athens debriefing: IOC’s Gilbert Felli, Denis Oswald, Athens 2004’s Marton Simitsek, Hein Verbruggen of the IOC, Beijing 2008 executives Liu Jingmin and Wang We...

Kenteris Speaks on Olympics Scandal

November 01, 2004

(ATR) Greek sprinter Costas Kenteris tells an Athens TV station that he had no idea he had been summoned for a drug test in the Athens Olympic Village the day before opening c...

Gianna: People Made Olympics Succeed

October 31, 2004

Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoulos and IOC President Jacques Rogge at the Beijing debrief. Below, Angelopoulos and the Athens 2004 staff and Denis Oswald, chair of the...

Athens Olympics Donates Surplus Gear

October 22, 2004

(ATR) More than 125 million euros worth of equipment from the Athens Olympics will go to government agencies and charities, the distribution to start in a few days. Alternate ...

Next Act For Greek Olympic Drama

October 20, 2004

Christos Tzekos, coach and manager of Kenteris and Thanou, faces questions from prosecutors and parliament. (ATR) (ATR) Charges against Greek sprinter Costas Kenteris could be...

Melbourne Olympics Celebrate 50th

November 19, 2006

Clarke carries the torch, sparks flying, in 1956. (ATR) Celebrations in Melbourne this week mark the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Olympics, the first held in the Southern Hemi...

10 Years Since Atlanta Olympics Ceremony

July 19, 2006

Spain's water polo team celebrates their 1996 victory. Third from right is future IOC member Manuel Estiarte. (ATR) (ATR) While 10th anniversary tributes have already started...

Modest Celebration for '96 Olympics Anniversary

July 16, 2006

Billy Payne (l) with Anheuser Busch Olympics marketing chief Tony Ponturo at a party this weekend. (ATR) (ATR) Commemorations for the 10th anniversary of the Atlanta Olympics ...

Atlanta Olympics Mayor Heads to Jail

June 14, 2006

Ex-Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell. (ATR) The mayor of Atlanta during the 1996 Olympics faces two and a half years in jail following his sentencing on federal tax evasion charges....

Olympics Resolves Greek Paradox

November 03, 2005

Gianna Angelopoulos at Harvard: "We promised the people of Greece that the Athens Games would unify the nation, push our economy ahead, and show the New Greece to the world." ...