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

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News Articles

1 Dec

12:20 : ATHENS 2004 President, Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, presented with the European ‘Achiever of the Year’ Award for 2004

25 Nov

17:05 : ATHENS 2004 President, Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, nominated for ‘European of the Year’ Award for 2004

22 Nov

16:39 : Statements by ATHENS 2004 President, Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, after the meeting with Synaspismos Party President, N. Constantopoulos

18 Nov

16:22 : Announcement

17 Nov

15:00 : Juan Antonio Samaranch: “Athens organised fantastic, amazing Olympic Games”

15 Nov

13:39 : Statements by Mrs Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki after the meeting with the President of the Republic at the Presidential Palace

3 Nov

17:57 : IOC Press Release: Athens lessons successfully shared in Beijing

1 Nov

12:52 : The success of the Athens Olympic Games an inspiration to Beijing

27 Oct

13:52 : 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 Oct

16:13 : ATHENS 2004 exports Olympic Know-How to Beijing and to Host Cities of future Olympic Games

19 Oct

12:58 : How Greece is perceived by the citizens of five major countries
12:56 : Announcement

6 Oct

10:30 : Nation-wide Survey conducted in Greece concerning the Olympic Games

30 Sep

15:30 : ATHENS 2004 President presented with the gold medal of the International Paralympic Committee

29 Sep

16:40 : Announcement about Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony tickets
Medals Table
Rank
by
Gold
NOCGoldSilverBronzeTot.
1USA353929103
2CHN32171463
3RUS27273892
4AUS17161649
5JPN1691237
6GER14161848

Photos 28 August, ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games, Olympic Stadium: Yuriy Borzakovskiy of Russia celebrates as he win's gold in the Men's 800 metre final at the Olympic Stadium © Gettyimages/Andy Lyons
Yuriy Borzakovskiy of Russia celebrates as he win's gold in the Men's 800 metre final at the Olympic Stadium

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

"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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