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  • News | Athens 2004 Legacy

    Athens 2004: An Olympic homecoming

    The Olympic Games Athens 2004 were considered a ‘homecoming’, given that Greece was the birthplace of the ancient Olympiad and the host of the inaugural Olympic Games of the modern era in 1896. The key legacies of this edition of the Games covered the areas of education, tourism, and urban and sporting infrastructure.
    05 Nov 2019 | Athens 2004 Legacy
  • News | Beijing 2008 Legacy

    Beijing 2008: Showcasing China

    Under the vision of “Green Olympics, High-tech Olympics and People’s Olympics”, the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 aimed to showcase China’s position and potential in the modern world. Benefits in the fields of sport, education and culture, the environment and urban development are still alive in the Chinese capital.
    31 Oct 2019 | Beijing 2008 Legacy
  • News | Paris 2024

    A look back at the emblems of the Olympic Games

    To mark the unveiling of the Paris 2024 Games emblem, olympic.org takes a look back at some of the most well-known emblems from Olympic Games editions in the modern era, stretching back over a century.
    21 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Paris 2024
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo 2020 unveils details of Greek Torch Relay events

    The Tokyo Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) unveiled details of the Greek leg of the Olympic Torch Relay and the Olympic flame-lighting and handover ceremonies, both of which will take place in Greece prior to the Olympic flame’s journey to Japan. These events will be organised by the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC).
    11 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020, Torch Relay
  • News | Athens 2004 Legacy

    Education programme

    The Athens 2004 education programme targeted all schoolchildren in primary and secondary education and represented an innovative educational process. Its objective was to initiate a strong volunteering movement that would cover all the facets of young people’s social life.
    04 Nov 2019 | Athens 2004 Legacy, Legacies for People
  • News | Athens 2004 Legacy

    Upgrading public transport

    Hosting the Olympic Games was an opportunity to accelerate the expansion of the Athens transport system, creating lasting benefits for the city’s population of approximately five million inhabitants.
    01 Nov 2019 | Athens 2004 Legacy, Legacies for Cities
  • News | Beijing 2008 Legacy

    Overview

    Out of 16 new venues built for the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, 15 are in use today for sports, cultural and recreational activities. Some of them have become iconic buildings, such as the National Stadium (Bird’s Nest) and the Water Cube. The Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park’s canoe slalom course is no longer used for competition, but the rest of the park welcomes both competitive and recreational water activities.
    23 Oct 2019 | Beijing 2008 Legacy, Olympic Venues
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