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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." ...

Greek Sprinters Appeals Continue

October 17, 2005

(ATR) Nearly 20 hours of testimony and witnesses this weekend were not enough for the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne in the cases of Costas Kenteris and Katerina T...

Low Key Sydney Olympics Anniversary

September 15, 2005

John Coates at the 2004 Games in Athens. (ATR) (ATR) A dinner at Sydney Olympic Park with Olympians is the big event of the day on this fifth anniversary of the 2000 Games. Ot...

Olympics Marathon Appeal is Lost

September 08, 2005

Vanderlei De Lima is assaulted during the marathon by an English spectator with a history of disrupting sport events. (ATR) Despite being mugged by a spectator in the last sta...

Low Key Anniversary for Athens Olympics

August 13, 2005

A scene from opening ceremony for the Athens Olympics. (ATR)  Our story about the Athens anniversary as published in the e-mail version of the August 12 issue of Around the Ri...

Olympics Costs for Athens Keep Rising

August 10, 2005

Athens may mark the one year anniversary of the Games with political squabbling. (ATR) (ATR) The bill for the Athens Olympics is now 13 billion euros, according to figures com...

Angelopoulos Makes Olympics Farewell

July 10, 2005

ATHOC President Gianna Angelopoulos leaves the IOC Session in Siingapore. (ATR) (ATR) Athens 2004 president Gianna Angelopouls had a final moment of glory before the IOC last ...