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  • 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
  • Relay Athens 2004

    Relay Athens 2004

    Nikolaos Kaklamanakis, the last torchbearer, lights the Olympic cauldron ©Kishimoto Hiroki Sugimoto
    Wednesday, January 13, 2010 3:27 PM | Photo
  • Relay Athens 2004

    Relay Athens 2004

    The Torch Relay between Patras and Corinth ©Kishimoto Yo Nagaya
    Wednesday, January 13, 2010 3:17 PM | Photo
  • Opening Ceremony Athens 2004

    Opening Ceremony Athens 2004

    Greek basketballer Nikos Galis carries the torch at the Opening Ceremony ©Kishimoto Tsutomu
    Wednesday, January 13, 2010 3:22 PM | Photo
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