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Athens 2004 Olympic Games

The Greek Girl who Won Fame at Athens Olympics 16 Years Later

One of the most enduring memories of the Athens Olympic Games in 2004 was the young girl who blew out the Olympic Flame in the closing ceremony. Fotini Papaleonidopoulou, the little girl with the green eyes and slightly sad look...

Athens 2004: The Magical Night Greece Showcased its History and Culture to the World

On August 13, 2004 Athens and the whole of Greece showcased its ancient and modern history and culture to the entire world during the spectacular opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. It was a night that will live forever in...

13 Years Later: The Greek Girl who Won Fame at Athens 2004 (photos)

One of the most enduring memories of the Athens Olympic Games in 2004 was the young girl who blew out the Olympic Flame in the closing ceremony. The little girl with the green eyes and slightly sad look was engraved...

Prominent Heart Surgeon Christos Lolas Dead in Car Crash

Prominent heart surgeon Dr. Christos Lolas, who performed the first heart transplant operation in Greece in 1990, has died in a car crash in an Athens highway at the age of 80. His body was pulled out of his wrecked...

2004 European Champions beat Cyprus 6-1 (Videos)

The Euro 2004 Champions, Greece, beat the 2004 national team of Cyprus 6-1 in a friendly match in Nicosia in front of 6.000 fans. Angelos Charisteas, Giorgos Karagounis, Stelios Giannakopoulos and the rest of the gang that participated in the...

2004 Athens Olympics Cost Greece 6.5 Billion Euros

The 2004 Athens Olympic Games cost Greece a total of 6.5 billion euros and did not affect the country's economy, a Greek economic think tank has found. The study on the economic impact of the Olympics on the Greek economy...

Former Official Charged Over Greek Olympic Venues

AP - Greek prosecutors have brought criminal mismanagement charges against a former official responsible for the post-Olympic use of costly venues that languished for years after the 2004 Athens Games. Constantinos Matalas, who headed the now-defunct state-run Olympic Properties SA...

Euronews Dedicates Video on The Athens 2004 Olympic Games Venues

Ten years after hosting the Olympic Games, Greece is in the spotlight again, Euronews reports. While some believe that Athens benefitted from the Games, images from Hellinikon seem to tell a different side of the story. In contrast to the splendour seen in...

Athens Olympics Leave Mixed Legacy, 10 Years Later

AP - In an obscure corner of a park sits a forlorn reminder that, 10 years ago, Athens hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics. The crumbling miniature theater is inscribed with the words "glory, wealth, wisdom, victory, triumph, hero, labor"...