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Athens Day 2: Attendance, Tickets Slump...

August 15, 2004

Swimming and other high profile sports enjoy high ticket demand in Athens.(ATR) (ATR) Athens organizers say they are not surprised by low attendance figures at events on the ...

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Greek Olympians Face the Axe

August 14, 2004

A media scrum awaits word from the Hellenic Olympic Committee on the fate of Costas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou.(ATR)  (ATR) Star sprinters Costas Ken...

Greece Ducks Sprinters Decision

August 14, 2004

The Hellenic Olympic Committee has decided to let the International Olympic Committee make the call in the case of sprinters Costas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou. After deliber...

On the Scene: Athens Olympics Day 1

August 14, 2004

Thousands of athletes fill the infield of the Olympic Stadium during opening ceremony.(A Stavrinos/ATR) (ATR) The first day of competition for the Athens Olympics has opened u...

Athens Olympics Are Underway

August 14, 2004

Photo by Janice McDonald for ATR. (ATR) The flame for the Athens Olympics is lit. Nikolaos Kaklamanakis, wind surfing champion from the 1996 Olympics had the honor of lighting...

Greek Olympians Miss Drug Tests

August 13, 2004

Costas Kenteris at the Athens Olympic Stadium in June. (ATR) (ATR) An official with the Hellenic Olympic Committee tells Around the Rings that two of Greece?s best-known Olymp...

IOC Action Next Step in Greek Drama

August 13, 2004

(ATR) The dramatics of opening ceremony for the Athens Olympics are now being overtaken by the mystery over Greek athletics heros Costas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou. Both are...

Greek Government Dodges Kenteris Row

August 13, 2004

(ATR) The Greek Government is trying to stay out of the doping control controversy involving Olympic 200m champion Costas Kenteris and his partner Katerina Thanou, silver meda...

Spectacle of Greece for Opening Ceremony

August 13, 2004

A parade of Greek history unfolded in the Athens Olympic Stadium tonight for the opening ceremony of the 2004 Games.The three-hour show presented a series of vignettes depicti...

Greek Olympians Hearing Delayed

August 13, 2004

The International Olympic Committee has decided to delay a hearing by a disciplinary commission investigating the circumstances of an alleged anti-doping rule violation involv...

Athens Olympics Open Today

August 13, 2004

High jumper Niki Bakogianni lights the caldron at the Acropolis on the eve of the Games.(ANA) (ATR) The Olympic Games will open in Athens later today.Thousands of spectators g...