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South Korea Gives 2014 Bid to Muju...

May 13, 2004

(ATR) - Around the Rings has learned that the Korean Olympic Committee will give the province of Jeonbuk and the resort of Muju the chance to bid for the 2014 Winter Olympic G...

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IOC Says Athens Doubts "Disappearing"

May 12, 2004

(ATR) - The IOC's watchdog over the Athens Olympics says his doubts about the city's readiness to hold the Games are disappearing as a result of progress with construction at ...

Olympic Stadium Roof Moves Into Place

May 10, 2004

(ATR) - The arches for the roof of the Athens Olympic Stadium are finally moving into place. A team of inspectors from the International Olympic Committee were on hand to watc...

IOC Inspectors on Final Athens Visit

May 09, 2004

(ATR) - A 15-member team of inspectors from the IOC headed to Athens this weekend for their final look at preparations for the Games, now 96 days away.Venue tours and briefing...

Minister says Bomb Response Exaggerated

May 06, 2004

(ATR) - International reaction to the three small bombs that exploded outside an Athens police station this week is an "exaggeration" Greece's Minister for Public Order tells ...

South African World Cup Bid Gains Steam

May 05, 2004

(ATR) -A report from FIFA's inspection group for the 2010 World Cup candidates appears to give the bid from South Africa the highest marks among the five bidders from Africa.T...

Bombs Mark 100 Days to Games

May 05, 2004

(ATR) - The Greek government says there is no connection between the Olympics and the bombing of a police station in Athens in the early morning hours of this 100th day to the...

Athens Update: Roof Underway

May 03, 2004

(ATR) - One of the giant arches for the roof of the Olympic Stadium in Athens is expected to be moved into place in the coming days, the head of the IOC's coordination commiss...

Torch Relay Flame-Up Doused in Australia

May 03, 2004

(ATR) - A dispute between Australia and organizers of the Olympic Torch Relay for Athens seems to have been settled. Leaders of the Australian Olympic Committee said they were...

Architect Promises Roof to be Ready

May 02, 2004

(ATR) - The architect of the roof for the Olympic Stadium in Athens says the controversial project will meet the deadline to be ready for the Games. Santiago Calatrava says he...

Athens Tickets Back on Sale, Demand Down

May 01, 2004

(ATR) - Public ticket sales for the Athens Olympics have resumed with more than half of the 5.3 million available seats still unsold. The re-launch of ticket sales follows a 4...