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It's been 10 years since the Olympics in Athens and the stadiums are abandoned

It's been 10 years since the Olympics in Athens and the stadiums are abandoned There's a lot of data out recently arguing that the Olympics aren't worth it financially to any country and that argument can certainly be made considering the current financial crisis in Greece. And it's not rare to see Olympics venues abandoned […]

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London's Olympics Live On Where Cities From Athens to Sydney Struggle With

London's Olympics Live On Where Cities From Athens to Sydney Struggle With … While cities from Athens to Sydney have struggled to make use of facilities built for their games, London has used them as a springboard to breathe new life into the Stratford district, spurring the eastward development of the U.K. capital. “The … […]

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9/2/2013: Front Page: Istanbul upbeat about 2020 Olympics bid

ISTANBUL – With the promise of modern venues and the Olympics being staged on two continents, including marathon runners crossing a bridge over the Bosporus from Asia to Europe, Turkey insists Istanbul’s 2020 bid “shines like a diamond.” “Istanbul is a… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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4/13/2013: Front Page: First Modern Olympics brought back to life

of the Hellenic Olympic Academy, an initiative launched by the Hellenic Olympic Committee, crosses the finish line in a revival of marathoner Spyros Louis’s greatest moment in the first Modern Olympics in 1896. The group yesterday enacted scenes at the… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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M1X single scull Athens Olympics – Athens Video

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2004 Athens Summer Olympics Mens 4×100 Relay UK win Gold – Athens Video

Jason Gardener, Darren Campbell, Marlon Devonish, and Mark Lewis-Francis — Final, 38.07 (gold medal) 4x100m Relay – amazing display of baton passing that cannot be lost, every time I watch this I still grip the seat as we are nearly pipped at the post by the USA even though they muffed up on a baton […]

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Athens Olympics Marathon incident – Athens Video

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Archery Olympics Technical Film – Archives 2004 – Athens Video

Technical film on the Olympic Archery competition held in Athens, Greece, in 2004.

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14 Photos Of Abandoned And Decaying Venues From The 2004 Athens Olympics

14 Photos Of Abandoned And Decaying Venues From The 2004 Athens Olympics Eight years after Greece spent ~$ 15 billion to stage the 2004 Summer Olympics, some of those once-gleaming venues are crumbling. The economy is a part of it, but so is the fact that many of these venues were built only for sports […]

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Athens Olympics venues become new Greek ruins – Athens Video

As London gears up for the 2012 Olympic Games, organisers will be hoping their venues avoid the fate of many of those in Greece, which are now almost derelict, eight years after Athens hosted the Games. Now, at a time when the crisis-hit country is trying to stay afloat, the need to develop such sites […]

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8/4/2012: Front Page: Olympics, past and future

Staging the Olympic Games has over the years turned into a costly extravaganza, with host cities undertaking a huge financial risk that can have negative consequences in the long run. Notwithstanding their glamor and organizational success, the 2004… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Georgia's Reese Hoffa among the favorites to medal in shot put at Olympics

Georgia's Reese Hoffa among the favorites to medal in shot put at Olympics “I am definitely in a different place mentally,” said Hoffa, a UGA graduate from Augusta who still lives and trains in Athens. “But I still get very excited about going out there and testing my skills against the best shot-putters in the […]

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Athens Gymnastics Champion Returns to Olympics – ABC News

Eight years later, Athens gymnastics champion Carly Patterson is getting the Olympic experience. Patterson, the first U.S. woman to win the Olympic title since Mary Lou Retton, is back at the Summer Games for the first time since winning her … Full News here – Athens – Bing News

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Athens gymnastics champion returns to Olympics – ESPN

LONDON — Eight years later, Athens gymnastics champion Carly Patterson is getting the Olympic experience. Patterson, the first U.S. woman to win the Olympic title since Mary Lou Retton, is back at the Summer Games for the first time since … Full News here – Athens – Bing News

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Patterson returns to Olympics for 1st time since winning gymnastics title in Athens – Washington Post

LONDON — Eight years later, Athens gymnastics champion Carly Patterson is getting the Olympic experience. Patterson, the first U.S. woman to win the Olympic title since Mary Lou Retton, is back at the Summer Games for the first time since winning her … Full News here – Athens – Bing News

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