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  • News | Legacy

    Athens 2004: Olympic legacies in the Greek capital

    Fifteen years ago the Olympic Games Athens 2004 were considered a “homecoming”: Greece was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games and host of the inaugural Olympic Games of the modern era in 1896. Despite challenges related to the post-Games use of some of the Olympic venues, the Games did not disappoint their hosts: they created wide-ranging benefits, some of which the Greek capital continues to enjoy to this day.  
    13 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Legacy, Athens 2004
  • Athens 2004 | Summer Games

    Athens 2004

    13 Aug - 29 Aug | 10625 | 201 | 301
  • Document

    Athens 2004

    The “Official Report of the XXVIII Olympiad: Athens 2004” was published by ATHOC in English and Greek. Based on the same model as for Sydney 2000, this official report consisted of a box set of two printed volumes (Homecoming of the Games - organisation and operations; The Games) and a multimedia set, which offered two bilingual CD-ROMs containing the results, and a DVD of the film “Behind the scenes of the Athens 2004 Opening and Closing Ceremonies”.
  • Winner's medal Athens 2004

    Winner's medal Athens 2004

    The reverse of the medal features several symbolic elements: an Olympic cauldron containing a burning flame, the official Athens 2004 logo, the Olympic rings, and, engraved in Ancient Greek, the first verse of the Eighth Olympic Ode of Pindar, composed in 460 BC in honour of the victory of Alcimedon of Aegina in wrestling ©IOC
    Tuesday, January 5, 2010 1:47 PM | Photo
  • Athens 2004 Opening Ceremony

    Athens 2004 Opening Ceremony

    ATHENS - AUGUST 13: Denmark during the parade of nations, part of the opening ceremonies for the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games on August 13, 2004 at the Sports Complex Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Roger Federer
    Thursday, August 12, 2004 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Summer Games Athens 2004 Medal

    Summer Games Athens 2004 Medal

    The main feature of the medals is the Greek character shown on both sides, since their basic side has been changed for the first time since the 1928 Games in Amsterdam. This is of particular importance, as from now on all Olympic medals will reflect the Greek character of the Games as regards both their origin and their revival. On the medals awarded to Olympic athletes from 1928 until the 2000 Games in Sydney, goddess Nike was seated, holding an ear of corn in one hand and a wreath in the other. Here, she flies into the stadium bringing victory to the best athlete. The Organising Committee has chosen to show the Panathinaikos stadium, where the Games were first renewed in 1896. On the obverse, the athlete’s discipline is also engraved. The reverse side of the medal is composed of three elements: the eternal flame that was lit in Olympia and travelled through the five continents by way of the 2004 Torch Relay; the opening lines of Pindar's Eighth Olympic Ode composed in 460 BC to honour the victory of Alkimedon of Aegina in wrestling and the emblem of the 2004 Games in Athens.
    Monday, May 17, 2004 11:30 AM | Photo
  • Mascot Athens 2004

    Mascot Athens 2004

    Phivos and Julien Absalon, Olympic mountain bike champion
    Sunday, January 3, 2010 3:24 PM | Photo
  • Mascots Athens 2004

    Mascots Athens 2004

    Athina and Phivos next to the Olympic swimming pool during the water polo event ©Kishimoto Tsutomu
    Sunday, January 3, 2010 3:12 PM | Photo
  • Mascots Athens 2004

    Mascots Athens 2004

    Athina and Phivos soft toys in a souvenir shop ©Kishimoto Wataru Abe
    Sunday, January 3, 2010 3:16 PM | Photo
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