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Around the Games:Drug Tests and Protests...

August 21, 2004

(ATR) Drug tests and protests are part of the off-the-field action in the Athens Olympics on day eight of the Games. Sunday the International Olympic Committee will meet to de...

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Greek Hopes for Dimas, Big Crowds

August 21, 2004

(ATR) The Olympics host nation tonight turns to gold medal-winning weightlifter Pyrros Dimas for redemption as a doping cloud hovers over the Games for Greece.The appearance o...

2012 Update: Cherie Blair Boosts London

August 21, 2004

(ATR) Cherie Blair has been named an official ambassador of the London bid for 2012, timed with her return to Athens to watch four days of competition. Mrs. Blair came to Athe...

NY Mayor Says Legacy Drives 2012 Bid

August 21, 2004

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the IOC will not award the Games to a city “without a lasting legacy”.(ATR) (ATR) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the bid for ...

Day 7: Smooth Running Athens

August 20, 2004

Chief Olympics Inspector Denis Oswald says the cancellation of today?s Coordination Commission meeting is an indication that the Athens Olympics have exceeded expectations and...

U.S. Leads China in Medals

August 20, 2004

Smoke rising near the Olympic Village and the mountain bike course north of Athens.(ATR) (ATR) Another gold medal from U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, his seventh medal of the Ga...

Around the Games: Super Friday, Playboy

August 20, 2004

Archery in the stadium used for the 1896 Olympics.(ATR) (ATR) The so-called ?Super Friday? appears to be no different than the previous six days that have elapsed on the Athen...

China, U.S, Top Medals, Big Day Friday

August 19, 2004

Peak crowds are expected this weekend in Athens. (ATR) Around the Games: China, U.S. Lead Medals(ATR) China and the U.S. remain at the top of the medal table as competition en...

Around the Games: Scalpers Warning

August 19, 2004

Sales are steady at ticket kiosks: 82,000 tickets were sold on Wednesday.(ATR) Athens 2004 is putting Olympic ticket scalpers on notice.A warning was issued following reports ...

NYC Mayor in Athens: No Bid Promotion

August 19, 2004

Photo: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (l) with Dan Doctoroff, deputy mayor and NYC bid leader Dan Doctoroff.(ATR) (ATR) Describing Athens as ?mind boggling?, New York C...

IOC Takes Credentials of Greek Sprinters

August 18, 2004

The credentials of Costas Kenteris, Katerina Thanou and Christos Tsekos have been handed to the IOC. (ATR) (ATR) The International Olympic Committee has referred the cases of ...