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
1 Dec12:20 : ATHENS 2004 President, Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, presented with the European ‘Achiever of the Year’ Award for 2004
25 Nov17:05 : ATHENS 2004 President, Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, nominated for ‘European of the Year’ Award for 2004
22 Nov16:39 : Statements by ATHENS 2004 President, Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, after the meeting with Synaspismos Party President, N. Constantopoulos
18 Nov16:22 : Announcement
17 Nov15:00 : Juan Antonio Samaranch: “Athens organised fantastic, amazing Olympic Games”
15 Nov13:39 : Statements by Mrs Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki after the meeting with the President of the Republic at the Presidential Palace
3 Nov17:57 : IOC Press Release: Athens lessons successfully shared in Beijing
1 Nov12:52 : The success of the Athens Olympic Games an inspiration to Beijing
27 Oct13:52 : Address by ATHENS 2004 President, Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, scheduled for Sunday 31 October in Beijing, in the Inaugural Session of the Olympic Know-How Transfer Conference
21 Oct16:13 : ATHENS 2004 exports Olympic Know-How to Beijing and to Host Cities of future Olympic Games
19 Oct12:58 : How Greece is perceived by the citizens of five major countries
12:56 : Announcement
6 Oct10:30 : Nation-wide Survey conducted in Greece concerning the Olympic Games
30 Sep15:30 : ATHENS 2004 President presented with the gold medal of the International Paralympic Committee
29 Sep16:40 : Announcement about Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony tickets
"Together we narrated a beautiful story - a story that linked the Games to their history and depicted a new Greece to the whole world".
Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, ATHENS 2004 President. 29/08/04
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