Vision and Mission

Child with an olive wreath. Photo from the Greek Route of the Olympic Torch Relay. Evia, 2 August 2004. © ATHOC/ANA/Μ.CHOUZOURIS In 2004, the Olympic Games are returning to their ancient birthplace and the city of their revival.
The Athens Olympic Games combine history, culture and peace with sports and Olympismmore


Throughout its history, Greek civilisation has made man the measure of all things. For the homecoming to Greece, the centre of our attention and the measure of comparison will remain the athlete, the individual, the team. Athens hosts unique Games on a human scalemore

The ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games will leave a legacy to Athens, to Greece and to the world, that will remain for generations to come. As Sydney, Atlanta and Barcelona have shown, there are many tangible, long-term benefits to hosting the Olympic Gamesmore

Cultural Events
Cultural Events
Be informed about interesting events within the "ATHENS 2004 Culture" programme.
See videos from the ATHENS 2004 multimedia gallery.
Have a closer look at the means of daily transport of the Olympic Family.

The ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games Emblem
Olympic Games

Paralympic Games
The emblem of the ATHENS 2004 Paralympic Games - Visit the official website of the ATHENS 2004 Paralympic Games.

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

Olympic Village Pulse
Visit the archive of the daily electronic newspaper “Pulse”, which includes news from the Olympic Village. The special last edition of the Pulse was released on Monday 30 August.more

Find out more about the Olympic Sports


The ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games mascots, Phevos and Athena, invite you to join the celebration! more

VIP Interviews

VIP interviews
Personalities sharing their vision of the Olympism.