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Greece Looks to Games for Tourism Boost...

July 10, 2004

(ATR) - The new ministry of tourism for Greece, despite a late start, is still hoping to boost travel using the Olympics as a springboard. Minister Dmitris Avramopoulos announ...

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Olympic Flame Returns To Greece

July 09, 2004

(ATR) - The torch relay for the Athens Olympics returns to Greece after a 33-day journey around the world. The relay arrives in Crete late in the day for a welcoming ceremony ...

Capralos- Athens Olympics Troubleshooter

July 03, 2004

(ATR) - One of Athens most experienced hands involved with the 2004 Games will now oversee the day-to-day operations of the city of Athens during the Olympics. Spyros Capralos...

Hillary Clinton Joins Olympics Bandwagon

July 02, 2004

U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton comes to last-minute aid of New York City. (ATR) (ATR) U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton is heading to Singapore to be part of the final presentation f...

Euro 2004: Olympics Warm-Up For Athens

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...

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...

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. ...