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Final Test Event for Athens...

June 05, 2004

(ATR) - With just over two months until opening cermemonies, organizers of the Athens Olympics are mounting the final test events for the Games. This weekend basketball takes ...

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Australia, Japan First Hosts for Torch

June 04, 2004

(ATR) - The Athens Olympic Torch Relay opens 35 days of travel this weekend with stops in Australia and Japan.Olympic champion Cathy Freeman ran the first leg of the relay in ...

Flame for Athens Goes Global

May 31, 2004

(ATR) - Final preparations are underway in Athens and Sydney for the first leg of the first-ever worldwide Olympic Torch relay.The Olympic flame burning at the Panathenaic Sta...

Samaranch Heaps Praise On Athens Olympic

May 28, 2004

(ATR) - Juan Antonio Samaranch says the global torch relay for the Athens Olympics is proof that the Games will be a success. "I thought organizing the global torch relay wou...

2012 Bidders Unveil New Logos

May 28, 2004

(ATR) - In the week since the shortlist of the cities for the 2012 Olympics, the five remaining on the list are launching new looks for their logos that include for the first ...

Verdict One Week Away For Kim

May 27, 2004

 (ATR) - Less than a week remains before a court in Seoul, South Korea issues a verdict in the case against suspended International Olympic Committee vice president Un Yong Ki...

NYC Picks Village Design for 2012 Bid

May 26, 2004

(ATR) - A California firm, Morphosis, has been selected as the designer for the Olympic Village in New York City's bid for the 2012 Olympics. The design was one of five under ...

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Venue

May 25, 2004

The city of Qingdao, population 2.3 million, lies on Fushan Bay, part of the Yellow Sea. (ATR) - The coastal city of Qingdao, about 400 miles east of Beijing, plays host to an...

Athens Chief Says Critics "Uninformed"

May 24, 2004

 (ATR) - Speaking at the opening session of a three day conference on security for the Olympics, Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoulos defended security plans as "unparall...

Athens Chief Says Critics "Uninformed"

May 24, 2004

(ATR) - Speaking at the opening session of a three day conference on security for the Olympics, Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoulos defended security plans as "unparalle...

Athens Chief Says Critics "Uninformed"

May 24, 2004

(ATR) - Speaking at the opening session of a three day conference on security for the Olympics, Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoulos defended security plans as "unparalle...