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Spyros Louis: The Original Olympic Marathon Hero Who Did it All to Impress a Girl

How did a young man born into a poor peasant family who helped his father make a living as a water carrier plot to catch the attention of the prettiest girl in Marousi? Easy. Win an Olympic marathon. The summer...

Greek Sports Minister: Athens Olympic Games Were a Catastrophe for the Greek Economy

Greek Sports Minister Stavros Kontonis characterized the Athens Olympic Games "a bad example" in an interview to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency on the occasion of the European Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. Kontonis said that the way the Olympic Games were organized and 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...

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...