Unforgettable Games, Dream Games

A grand celebration, the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games, which for 17 days returned to Greece, the country where they were originally born and the city where they revived, is completed.

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.

ATHENS 2004 Closing Ceremony - August 29: Snapshot of the Closing Ceremony at the Athens Olympic Stadium. © Getty ImagesWith a warm Closing Ceremony, full of music and singing, Athens bade a final farewell to the athletes and its guests. 

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Highlights of the Games

Athletes compete in the Men's 100m Final (22 August). © GETTY IMAGES / Donald MiralleRead the highlights of the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games and feel again the excitement of the most important events of each competition day. more

Opening Ceremony

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Olympic Sports

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News Articles

31 Aug

16:00 : Paralympic Games Tickets

30 Aug

13:30 : OCOG President sums up ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games
00:34 : '' Unforgettable Games, dream Games''

29 Aug

21:38 : 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
Medals Table
Rank
by
Gold
NOCGoldSilverBronzeTot.
1USA353929103
2CHN32171463
3RUS27273892
4AUS17161649
5JPN1691237
6GER14161848

Latest Photos 18 August, ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games, Ancient Olympia Stadium: Ukraine's Yuriy Bilonog, gold medallist in Men's Shot Put. The Men's and Women's Shot Put events were held in the Ancient Olympia Stadium for the first time in the modern Olympic Games. © Getty Images/Michael Steele
18 August, Ancient Olympia Stadium: Ukraine's Yuriy Bilonog, gold medallist in Men's Shot Put

Closing Ceremony of the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games. 29 August. © Getty Images/Chris McGrath
Closing Ceremony of the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games. 29 August

Closing Ceremony of the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games. 29 August 2004. © Getty Images/Stuart Franklin
Closing Ceremony of the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games. 29 August 2004

Quote of the Day

"These were unforgettable, dream Games".

Dr Jacques Rogge, IOC President




















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