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Athens 2004 Olympic Games

2004 Summer Olympics: Greece’s Magical Night on the World Stage

On August 13, 2004 Athens and the whole of Greece showcased its history to the entire world during the spectacular opening ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympics. It was a night that will live forever in the memory of the...

Olympico Vision: Make Greece Permanent Home of the Olympics

The project "Olympico Vision" was launched less than a year ago with the intent to bring the Olympic Games back home to Greece -- permanently. On the eve of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, as the world watches, one woman is...

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...

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...