An elite sports competition

Photograph from the lighting ceremony of the Paralympic flame. © ATHOC/PHOTO:ANA/A. VLACHOS Athletes from all nations will unite in Greece, to compete in a top-level sports event, the 2004 Paralympic Games.

Focusing on the Athlete and not on disability, the Athens Paralympic Games will provide to the spectators, viewers and volunteers a unique experience showcasing the athletes’ pursuit of a lifetime performance.

The Paralympic Athletes’ strength and skill to compete at the highest level will inspire the world to celebrate this great sports competition and determine the measure of human greatness, leaving a legacy for the generations to come.

The ATHENS 2004 Paralympic Games will present an elite competition of the highest standards, integrated with a unique historical, cultural and natural environment.

The spirit and the vision of the Paralympic Games that will be hosted in Athens in 2004, is reflected in four words, which express for all of us the image of our effort:
Pursuit. Strength. Inspiration. Celebrationmore

Also see:
 International Paralympic Committee (IPC)


The emblem of the ATHENS 2004 Paralympic Games
Olympic Games

Paralympic Games
The ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games Emblem

Related sites
Link to the International Olympic Committee site Link to the International Paralympic Committee site Link to the official site of Torino 2006 Link to the official site of Beijing 2008 Link to the official site of Vancouver 2010
Competition Schedule

Visit the electronic newspaper “Paralympic Village Pulse”, which includes latest news from the Village. more

Paralympic Sports

Paralympic Venues

Paralympic Venues
Browse through the maps and images of the Paralympic competition and non-competition venues. more


Click here to download the latest ATHENS 2004 screensavers. more

Athens City

Athens City
In Athens centuries of history and tradition coexist with the modern faces of the city. more