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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) ...

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...