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Athens Launches Security Measures...

July 01, 2004

(ATR) - The Greek government has begun deployment of troops and police around Athens. Ministry of Public Order George Voulgarakis says the first wave will involve a force of 1...

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Scandinavia Celebrates With Torch Relay

June 30, 2004

(ATR) - The Athens Olympic Torch Relay heads into northern Europe this week after stops in Munich and Berlin, hosts of the 1976 and 1936 Olympics. Germany is one of six nation...

Olympics Ceremony Secrets Emerge

June 26, 2004

(ATR) - Plans to flood the floor of the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Athens Games is becoming one of the badly-kept secrets of the August 13 event. An en...

Paris, London, Madrid Host Torch

June 25, 2004

(ATR) - Three of the five candidate cities for 2012 host the Athens Olympic Torch Relay this weekend. Paris is first, followed by London and Madrid.In Paris the relay will pas...

Audit says Funds Diverted by City

June 24, 2004

(ATR) - An audit of the Beijing municipal government sports bureau apparently has revealed that $16 million meant for the 2008 Olympics has been used for staff apartments, emp...

Torch Relay Heads Into Home Stretch

June 22, 2004

Cycling legend Eddy Merkcx with the Olympic torch in Antwerp. (ATR) - The worldwide Athens Olympic Torch Relay spends its final two weeks on a 19 city journey through Europe. ...

Olympic Flame Reaches Atlanta

June 19, 2004

(ATR) - The Olympic Torch Relay completes its tour of the three U.S. Olympic host cities with a run through the streets of Atlanta, site of the 1996 Olympics. Olympians such a...

Torch Relay Reaches North America

June 15, 2004

(ATR) - The Athens Olympic Torch Relay will spend the next five days in Mexico, the U.S. and Canada, accompanied for part of the way by Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoul...

Athens Makes Quick Blackout Recovery

June 12, 2004

(ATR) - Power has been restored to nearly all of Athens after a blackout that struck the city in the midst of a heatwave. Surging demand for air conditioning, with Athens temp...

Olympics Torch In Africa, South America

June 12, 2004

June 11 for the Olympic Torch Relay - the Great Pyramid. (ATR) - The Olympic torch relay has now covered three continents with this weekend's passage through Africa with stops...

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 ...