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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...

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Ueberroth Says Media Wrong on Athens

August 12, 2004

Photo: Ueberroth// Peter Ueberroth, legendary leader of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, became USOC chair in June. (ATR) (ATR) The head of the U.S. Olympic Committee says U.S. ...

IOC Offers Standing O for Athens

August 12, 2004

Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoulos with Managing Director Marton Simitsek. (ATR) (ATR) The leader of the Athens Olympics were hailed with a standing ovation by the Inte...

IOC Elects Woman VP, New Board Members

August 11, 2004

China's Zaiqing Yu, 53. (ATR) (ATR) Sweden?s Gunilla Linberg has become the second woman in the history of the International Olympic Committee to serve as a vice president. Li...

IOC To Watch BBC Expose

August 11, 2004

Photo: Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad El Sabah says the Olympic Council of Asia may take two months to study the case involving director general Muttaleb Ahmad. (ATR) (ATR) Pass the p...

Two Days to Olympics, Soccer Kicks Off

August 11, 2004

The archway of the public domain area at Athens Olympic Sports Park will be filled with spectators by this weekend. (ATR) (ATR) The first competitions of the Athens Olympics a...

Lindberg Set for IOC Vice Presidency

August 10, 2004

Gunilla Linberg will run unopposed for a seat as an IOC vice president. (ATR) (ATR) The stage is set for Swedish International Olympic Committee member Gunilla Lindberg to be...

Timo Lumme Olympics Marketing Chief

August 10, 2004

(ATR) A 43-year marketing executive from Finland has been named as the director of marketing for the International Olympic Committee. Timo Lumme is currently a vice president ...

Hasan Expelled from IOC

August 10, 2004

(ATR) Indonesia tycoon and convicted felon Bob Hasan has been expelled from the International Olympic Committee by an overwhelming 101 to 3 vote. A majority of 69 votes was ne...

2014 Olympics Vote in Guatemala City

August 10, 2004

(ATR) Guatemala City has been selected as the host of the 119th Session of the International Olympic Committee. The major piece of business for the meeting will be selection o...

Former US President Arrives for Games

August 10, 2004

Former US President George H W Bush. Former US President George H W Bush has touched down in Greece for theAthens Olympics. And he has boarded a luxury yacht in the northern ...