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These Games broke many records. Athens hosted 11,099 athletes, the largest number ever and also the most women athletes ever. Representatives of 202 countries took part, more than any other sport event. The Olympic flame traveled for the first time to all continents. Shot Put was held in Olympia and women competed there for the first time.
Four billion viewers all over the world watched these Games. They all saw Greece, inside and outside the stadiums.
With a warm Closing Ceremony, full of music and singing, Athens bade a final farewell to the athletes and its guests.
Visit the Closing Ceremony Image Gallery
Opening Ceremony Re-live the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony!
31 Aug16:00 : Paralympic Games Tickets
30 Aug13:30 : OCOG President sums up ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games
00:34 : '' Unforgettable Games, dream Games''
29 Aug21:38 : ATHENS 2004 President's speech at the Closing Ceremony
21:37 Taekwondo: Asia still dominating
21:12 Handball: BALIC and FRUELUND, Most Valuable Players
21:06 Volleyball: Men : Brazil take gold
21:03 Taekwondo: Men's Over 80kg : MOON on the top
20:59 Athletics: Men's Marathon : BALDINI outlasts the field
20:42 Taekwondo: CORRECTED: Men's Over 80kg : MOON wins gold
20:31 Taekwondo: Men's +80kg : Korea gets gold on a knockout
20:28 Water Polo: Men : Hungary retains its Olympic title in a thrilling Final
20:17 Volleyball: Men : GODOY FILHO (BRA), Most Valuable Player
20:10 Water Polo: KISS (HUN) and di MARIO (ITA) won the MVPs
20:08 Taekwondo: CORRECTED: Men's Over 80kg : MOON wins gold
"These were unforgettable, dream Games".
Dr Jacques Rogge, IOC President