- 06 Aug 2004
- IOC News
ATHENS 2004: changes from Sydney
The Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, which will open in Athens in six days, will bring together about 10,500 athletes, who will be competing in 301 events in 28 sports.
Discover all the changes relating to athlete quotas and sporting events on the Olympic Summer
Games programme following the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Introduction of a maximum quota of athletes in diving (136).
Increase in the number of women’s team from six to eight; and increase in the athlete quota from 234 to 260.
Total number of events reduced from 12 to 11; and athlete quota reduced from 312 to 286.
Athlete quota reduced from 350 to 330.
Athlete quota reduced from 225 to 200.
Addition of women’s sabre individual event; and removal of women’s foil teams event.
Increase in the number of women’s teams from eight to 10; and increase in athlete quota from 432 to 468.
Increase in the athlete quota from 12 to 16 for both trampoline events (making the total increase in the athlete quota for gymnastics from 304 to 312).
Athlete quota reduced from 400 to 386.
Increase in the athlete quota in individual events from 24 to 32 for both men and women (making the total increase in the athlete quota for modern pentathlon from 48 to 64).
Replacement of mixed fleet match/race keelboat (Soling) events and the two-person keelboat open (Star) by a men’s keelboat (Star) event and a women’s keelboat (Yngling) event.
Athlete quota reduced from 410 to 390.
Athlete quota increased from 100 to 124.
Athlete quota increased from 250 to 260.
Addition of four women’s wrestling events; removal of one men’s Greco-Roman wrestling event and one men’s freestyle wrestling event; and increase in the athlete quota from 320 to 344.
Learn more on Athens 2004
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