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Athens Olympic site in ruins 10 years on from 2004 Games

Athens Olympic site in ruins 10 years on from 2004 Games As Greece groans under a cruel economic depression, questions linger as to whether the Athens Games were too ambitious an undertaking for a weak economy. While economists agree it would be unfair to blame Greece's meltdown on the 17-day Games, … Full News here – […]

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Athens Isn't an Olympic Model

Athens Isn't an Olympic Model As Boston debates whether a successful bid to host the summer Olympics would help or hurt the city, they often point to other cities' experiences for ammunition, and well, here we are at the 10th anniversary of the Athens games this week, a city few … Full News here – […]

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Ghostly Ruins: Athens Olympic Venues Ten Years Later

Ghostly Ruins: Athens Olympic Venues Ten Years Later Ten years after Greece hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics, Greeks are questioning how their country has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Yannis Behrakis / Reuters. 1. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, … Full News here – Read more on NBCNews.com

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Aegean and Olympic see domestic traffic recover

The combined domestic air traffic secured by Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air last month was up 10 percent compared with November 2012, parent company Aegean announced on Thursday. After four years of falling domestic traffic, Aegean reported that the two … … Full News here – Latest News

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Olympic to fly as Aegean’s subsidiary from October 18

Olympic Air will become an Aegean Airlines subsidiary as of October 18 following to the decision by the European Commission competition authorities on Wednesday that cleared the merger of the country’s two biggest air carriers. The main argument behind th… … Full News here – Latest News

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Olympic flame lit in Ancient Olympia ahead of Sochi Games

Using the sun’s rays, the Olympic flame lighting for the Winter Games in Sochi went off without a hitch in southern Greece Sunday, ahead of its journey across Russia’s nine time zones and even a trip to space before the Feb. 7-23 games. The ceremony was h… … Full News here – Latest News

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Citizens take ownership of Olympic complex

There is something quite touching about the scenes that have been unfolding every day over the past few weeks at the Olympic Stadium Complex (OAKA) in the northern Athenian suburb of Maroussi. Families, couples,teenagers and lone joggers provide a hint of… … Full News here – Latest News

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Olympic Air to cease services to Thessaloniki, Iraklio and Rhodes

Olympic Air cited on Wednesday its “huge contribution to the Greek economy and society under very difficult financial conditions” in a statement regarding the suspension of three core routes to Thessaloniki, Iraklio and Rhodes, which it had announced earl… … Full News here – Latest News

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London. Tokyo. Athens. Tulsa? A Heartland Olympic Dream

London. Tokyo. Athens. Tulsa? A Heartland Olympic Dream TULSA, Okla. — When Neil Mavis roams the wide, quiet streets here, he sees an 80,000-seat Olympic stadium blooming where a fleet of trucks sit in a parking lot. He imagines kayaks and canoes gliding along the Arkansas River and marathoners striding … Full News here – Read […]

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Athens 2004 – The Farewell to the Flame (Olympic Games Closing Ceremony) – Athens Video

Αποχαιρετισμός στη φλόγα-Τελετή λήξης Athens 2004 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony. Video Rating: 5 / 5

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The significance of Olympic Day

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is widely known as the organization behind the Olympic Games. Far less is known about its work to bring the joy of sport to people who could never aspire to compete on a global stage.   Guided by the belief that s… … Full News here – Latest News

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6/8/2013: Front Page: Olympic contains losses, but revenues decline

Olympic Air, the successor to Greece’s flag carrier Olympic Airways, posted a drop in revenues last year, although it managed to contain its losses to a considerable extent, official figures published yesterday showed. The carrier owned by listed… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Aegean : No change to EU check on tie-up with Olympic

Aegean Airlines responded on Friday to reports about a deeper investigation by the European Commission into the leading Greek carrier’s plan to buy out Olympic Air, saying that Brussels’s inspection is continuing as previously planned. Sources from the ai… … Full News here – Latest News

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Verdict on merger of Aegean with Olympic is delayed

The competition department of the European Commission has postponed its decision regarding the request by Aegean Airlines for the acquisition of Olympic Air until the second half of the year, according to Reuters. Brussels will begin an in-depth investiga… … Full News here – Latest News

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Fans fill Centennial Olympic Park to capacity

Fans fill Centennial Olympic Park to capacity ATLANTA — Authorities say so many people filled Centennial Olympic Park for a series of free concerts Sunday that police had to shut the gates before headliner Dave Matthews Band took the stage. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that at least … Full News here – Read more on […]

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