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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...

Spain, Germany, Paralympic Medal Leaders

September 19, 2004

(ATR) Spain and Germany are tied for the lead for medals with 14 apiece at the Paralympic Games in Athens. Through two days of competition Great Britain is right behind the le...

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. (...