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  • Olympic medals, a family tradition - Aldo Montano - Athens 2004 | Video

    Olympic medals, a family tradition - Aldo Montano - Athens 2004

    The Montano family from Italy already had their place in Olympic fencing history previous to the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. The father, Aldo Montano competed in the Berlin 1936 and London 1948 Olympics, taking a silver medal in each of them. 24 years later, his son Mario Aldo Montano made his Olympic debut in Munich 1972, winning an Olympic gold medal. Mario Montano would still get two more medals, this time silver, in Montreal 1976 and Moscow 1980. In the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, Mario’s son Aldo Montano took with him not only his grandfather’s name, but also the family’s Olympic medal tradition. Reaching the final, Aldo had already kept to the family’s Olympic tradition by guaranteeing a medal. Now his objective was to take gold. The title match against Zsolt Nemcsik from Hungary was an uphill struggle for Montano. Nemcsik took an early 5x1 lead which forced the Italian to battle for a draw. At the end, with a tight 15-14 score, Aldo Montano won the Olympic gold medal and confirmed the Montano fencer family tradition. Three generations, six Olympic medals.
  • Athens 2004 - Beach volleyball Womens final | Video

    Athens 2004 - Beach volleyball Womens final

    2:18 - Relive highlights of the women's beach volleyball final at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games between the American winning pair Misty May / Kerri Walsh and the Brazilian pair Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar.
  • Best of Athens 2004 | Video

    Best of Athens 2004

    "The Games return to Greece, the birthplace of both the ancient and modern Olympic Games. Travel back in time and watch all the highlights of the Olympic Games in Athens 2004!"
  • Athens 2004 - Swimming USA Team Michael Phelps | Video

    Athens 2004 - Swimming USA Team Michael Phelps

    "4:27 - Relive Michael Phelps' (USA-swimming) feats and victories at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games in the following events : 4x200m freestyle relay. 200m freestyle. 4x100m freestyle relay."
  • The Olympics Return to Athens, Their Birthplace | Video

    The Olympics Return to Athens, Their Birthplace

    The Olympics return to the birthplace of both ancient and modern games, and Athens announce the start of the XXVIII Games of the Olympiad with spectacular performances that showcase the traditional Greek culture and history. The assemblage of the past and the present is one of the main themes, to the delight of the 72,000-strong audience performers recall the glory of ancient Greek athletics and the start of the new era, the modern games. Opening Ceremony - Athens 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Holmes hits the jackpot in Athens | Video

    Holmes hits the jackpot in Athens

    Great Britain’s Kelly Holmes reflects on her golden double in the 800m and 1,500m at Athens 2004.
  • The Beginning of an Era - The Athens 1896 Olympic Games | Video

    The Beginning of an Era - The Athens 1896 Olympic Games

    The Olympic Games in 1896 - the Games of the I Olympiad - were a landmark in the history of Olympism as the first Olympic Games of the modern era. The first celebration of the modern Olympic Games took place in its ancient birthplace of Athens. The Games attracted 241 athletes from 14 nations, with the largest delegations coming from Greece, Germany, France and Great Britain. With stadiums filled to capacity for competitions such as the Olympic marathon run final, the Athens 1896 Summer Games lead the way to over a century of Olympic history.
  • Argentina faces the USA for a spot in the final | Video

    Argentina faces the USA for a spot in the final

    Argentina’s Athens 2004 Olympic Games debut had been quite outstanding; with a last second win over world champions Serbia and Montenegro. However, the next few matches made it hard to predict how far the South American side could go.   On the other side, an irregular team USA who might have started on the wrong foot with a 92 – 73 defeat against Puerto Rico; but were still the winners of three consecutive gold medals since the Barcelona 1992 Summer Games.   Displaying an impressive collective game, Argentina got ahead by 42-38 at half-time. And the second half wasn’t that different either. Under the lead of an inspired 29 point scoring Manu Ginobili, the South Americans wrapped it up with a slam dunk by Scola. The scoreboard now showed 89-81and 4.5 seconds until the end, taking Argentina to its first Olympic gold medal match ever.
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