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  Category:Nations at the 2004 Summer Olympics
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  2004 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Athens 2004 marked the first time since the 1996 Summer Olympics that all countries with a National Olympic Committee were in attendance.
By July/August 2004, all venues were delivered: in August, the Olympic Stadium was officially completed and opened, joined or preceded by the official completion and openings of other venues within the Athens Olympic Sports Complex (OAKA), and the sports complexes in Faliro and Helliniko.
The well-received 2004 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony was held on August 13.
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 2004 Summer Olympics - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Athens was chosen as the host city during the 106th IOC Session held in Lausanne in 05 September 1997,(date of the 25th anniversary of the Munich Massacre after surprisingly losing the bid to organize the 1996 Summer Olympics to Atlanta nearly seven years before, on 18 September 1990, during the 96th IOC Session in Tokyo.
It was the first Olympics since NBC had merged with Vivendi Universal Entertainment; the merger, along with the acquisitions of the Bravo and Telemundo networks, made it possible for the network to broadcast over 1200 hours of coverage during the games, triple what was broadcast in the U.S. four years earlier.
By August 2004, the Olympic Stadium was officially completed and opened, and the Athens Tram and Light Rail became operational.
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 Reference for 2004 Summer Olympics - Search.com
Athens 2004 marked the first time since the 1996 Summer Olympics that all countries with a National Olympic Committee were in attendance.
Athens was chosen as the host city during the 106th IOC Session held in Lausanne in 5 September 1997, after surprisingly losing the bid to organize the 1996 Summer Olympics to Atlanta nearly seven years before, on 18 September 1990, during the 96th IOC Session in Tokyo.
By July/August 2004, all venues were delivered: in August, the Olympic Stadium was officially completed and opened, joined or preceded by the official completion and openings of other venues within the Athens Olympic Sports Complex (OAKA), and the sports complexes in Faliro and Helliniko.
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 2004 Summer Olympics : Modern Olympics, Paralympic Games
The Athens 2004 Olympics torch relay will be the first to travel the globe and return to the country that gave us the Olympics Games.
The torch for the Athens 2004 Olympics has been inspired from an olive leaf and was chosen to enhance the Flame with its upward dynamic shape.
An Olympic sport is one that should be widely practiced by men in at least 75 countries on 4 continents and by women in at least 40 countries on 3 continents.
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 Olympics News: Coverage & Results for Past & Future Olympic Games - USATODAY.com
The Olympic games will be here before you know it and we're already working on a number of stories that should shed light on the athletes you'll see competing in August.
Olympic great Michael Johnson says he was "shocked" by former teammate Antonio Pettigrew's doping admission and will return the gold medal...
Ronda Rousey went to the 2004 Olympics as a teenaged cause clbre in judo.
www.usatoday.com /sports/olympics/front.htm   (853 words)

  
 2004 Summer Olympics
Athens was chosen as the host city during the 106th IOC Session held in Lausanne in 05 September 1997, after surprisingly losing the bid to organize the 1996 Summer Olympics to Atlanta nearly seven years before, on 18 September 1990, during the 96th IOC Session in Tokyo.
It was the first Olympics since NBC had merged with Vivendi Universal Entertainment; the merger, along with the acquisitions of the Bravo and Telemundo networks, made it possible for the network to broadcast over 1200 hours of coverage during the games, triple what was broadcast in the U.S. four years earlier.
By August 2004, the Olympic Stadium was officially completed and opened, and the Athens Tram and Light Rail became operational.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/NewSport/Olympia2004.html   (1763 words)

  
 Olympics - EnchantedLearning.com
The Greeks held the first Olympic games in the year 776 BC (over 2700 years ago), and had only one event, a sprint (a short run that was called the "stade").
For each Olympics, a new flame is started in the ancient Olympic stadium in Olympia, Elis, Greece, using a parabolic mirror to focus the rays of the Sun.
The events in the Summer Olympics include: archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, football (soccer), gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, kayaking, marathon, pentathlon, ping pong, rowing, sailing, shooting, swimming, taekwando, tennis, track and field (many running, jumping, and throwing events), triathlon, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, wrestling (freestyle and Greco-Roman).
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 Athens Olympics 2004
Fittingly for an Olympic Games that was, more than most, about beginnings and endings, the honour of carrying the Australian flag and leading the team at the closing ceremony was given to veteran swimmer Petria Thomas.
As is the fate of many Olympic athletes, the members of the men's hockey team who won perhaps the most thrilling of Australia's 17 gold medals will return to relative obscurity once the celebrations have died down.
Olympic historian Harry Gordon speaks to Roy Masters about his impression of how the Games will be remembered.
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 President's Radio Address
They are carrying on our nation's proud Olympic tradition, which extends back to the first modern games, held in Athens in 1896.
Success in the Olympics is not defined on the medal stand, alone.
In Greece, the Olympics are returning to their ancient birthplace, and also the birthplace of democracy.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2004/08/20040814.html   (577 words)

  
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Quigly drew out the 2004 summer olympics words to such length that it took almost a olympics results full minute to say it.
People's insides are very 2004 summer olympics results slippery, though, and he was having a great deal of trouble.' Ehlana made a choking sound.
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 UC's Got Game - 2004 Summer Olympics - University of California News Room
In fact, if UC were a country, its 2004 medal total would have been exceeded by only 11 other nations.
This summer, UC Berkeley will send a strong contingent of athletes and coaches to participate in the 2004 Olympic Games.
Keeping with its unprecedented Olympic tradition, UCLA will send 55 players and coaches to the 2004 Olympic Games.
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 Egypt in the 2004 Summer Olympics
The original Olympics were held every four years for a span that lasted for almost eight centuries.
In 2004, Egypt has high hopes for three medals, and in what seems like the spirit of this year's event, their best chance for a gold comes from the females, specifically Nahla Ramadan.
At Minsk in May of 2004, Nahla was the biggest star in the field of 262 competitors in both men's and women's weightlifting, and so not surprisingly, even Sport's Illustrated has picked her for Gold in the Women's 75 kg (165 lbs) event at Athens.
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 2004 Olympics — Infoplease.com
While the preparations for the Athens games were marred by construction delays and an epic race to complete venues before the opening ceremonies, the game's return to their historic home ended as a surprising success.
Panathenaic Stadium, which served as the main site for the inaugural modern Olympics in 1896, was the home to the archery competition.
The legacy of the games is sure to live on in Athens, as Olympic construction modernized the city in a way that would have been impossible otherwise, bringing new venues, roadways, public transportation systems, and even a new international airport.
www.infoplease.com /sports/olympics/2004/athens-summer-games.html   (645 words)

  
 The Olympics
History of Athens, Athens 2004 Olympics, history of the Olympic Games, Athens travel information, cultural events in Athens, shopping in Athens, entertainment and museums in Athens, and much more.
Olympics Through Time (from Foundation of the Hellenic World).
The Olympics in various cultures and time periods (e.g., prehistory, antiquity, revival), ask the experts, a glossary, a bibliography, related sites, and more.
mclibrary.nhmccd.edu /olympics.htm   (440 words)

  
 2004 Olympics - Salon.com
2004 was all about taking the bad with the good.
At the closing of the Olympics, the spirit of human striving -- impervious to time and its losses -- burns strong on athletes' faces.
Olympics: Lisa Leslie is the big sister the U.S. men need.
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 2004 Summer Olympics@Everything2.com
The 2004 Athens Olympics, the 28th in modern times, ran from 13 August 2004 to 29 August 2004.
It was the first summer games to be held after 9/11, and thus had more security measures in place than any other Olympic event.
Political tensions at the games were quite mild compared to what the actual state of the world really was; the only notable spoiler involved an Iranian judo player who was overweight for his weight class being misrepresented by his government, claiming that he would boycott sparring with an Israeli competitor.
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 ©2004, Gannett News Service
There are three teams competing for the highest honor of the 2004 Olympics.
It was Black Friday for U.S. On a day that was Olympic in scope both for its shock value and its intrinsic weirdness, the American delegation had what can only be described as a really lousy 24 hours.
Andre Ward was the first U.S. boxer to win a gold medal at the Athens Olympics, ending two weeks of frustration for the team that once dominated in the ring.
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 NBCOlympics.com - Homepage | Athletes & Team News, Videos, Photos | Results and Schedules, Medal, TV and Online Listings
Candace Parker was 10 when she watched the U.S. women's basketball team win gold in Atlanta.
Twelve years later, Parker joins Lisa Leslie and seven others in their quest for an unprecedented fourth straight gold medal at the Beijing Olympics.
Olympics On TV : Women's Gymnastics U.S. Nationals (NBC, Sat., 4p-6p ET) and Women's Softball USA vs. China (MSNBC, Sun., 12p ET).
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 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - OLYMPIC GAMES
In 2004 the Olympic Games returned to Greece, the home of both the ancient Olympics and the first modern Olympics.
The last runner of the Olympic Torch relay Nikolaos KAKLAMANAKIS runs past the athletes in the Olympic Stadium.
Although her pre-Olympic personal record was only 53.99 seconds, Halkia set an Olympic record of 52.77 in the semifinals and then won the final by more than half a second.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=2004   (422 words)

  
 MySA.com: Olympics 2004
For the last 16 days, the Olympics have been the biggest sporting event on the planet.
After 16 days, one very scary cab ride (all four wheels off the ground at one point) and at least 30 trips on what one rider called the "spine-crusher special" city bus, we are about ready to end our little vacation in the Italian Alps.
Relive the 2004 Summer Olympics through the photos shot by Express-News staff photographer William Luther.
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 2004 Summer Olympics, Athens, Greece
The 2004 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were held in Athens, Greece, over a period of 17 days from August 13 to August 29, 2004.
The Opening Ceremony held on August 13, 2004 began with a twenty eight (the number of the Olympiads up to then) second countdown paced by the sounds of an amplified heartbeat.
As the countdown was completed, fireworks rumbled and illuminated the skies overhead as fire erupted from a reflecting pool in the middle of the stadium creating a burning image of the Olympic rings.
www.magicaljourneys.com /Greece/greece-interest-athens-olympics2004.html   (1398 words)

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