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Story Archive -- Athens 2004

The Olympic Games returned to their birthplace in Greece after 108 years. This is an archive of all related stories on

August 29

Beijing gears up for 2008
Italy's Baldini wins marathon gold Athens to sign off Games in style
Golden Brazil win volleyball title
IOC strips Annus of hammer gold
Kindelan dashes Khan's title hopes
Athens bids farewell to the Games

August 28

IOC strips weightlifter of silver
Borzakovskiy snatches 800m victory
Fischer is thwarted in record bid
Bovina defeats Dechy to take title
Britain shock U.S. in sprint relay
El Guerrouj secures double triumph
Cuba retain heavyweight title grip
U.S. women clinch basketball title
Holmes wins 1,500m to take double

August 27

Korzeniowski completes 50km treble
Gyurkovics could lose silver medal
Xing wins gold as Radcliffe quits
Lebedeva makes amends in long jump
Mack pulls off a last-gasp victory
Radcliffe confirms bid for 10,000m
Liu wins gold by equalling record
FIG urges Hamm to give up medal
Olympic tribute to dead journalist
Kenteris cheered by crowd support
Fischer on course for medal record
Teenager Khan is through to final

August 26

Brazilian Grael claims fifth medal
New Zealand triumph in triathlon
Germany claim shock hockey victory
Ukrainian medalist fails dope test
'Dream team' at last reaches semis
IAAF investigates Greek sprinters |Video

August 25

Austrian Allen wins triathlon gold
Halkia win sends Athens crowd wild
Greek sprinters being investigated
Volleyball champions Serbia beaten
Gardner crashes out in semifinals
Fridman secures first Israeli gold
Isinbayeva aims to be female Bubka
Bayley continues Aussie domination

August 24

Earthquake shakes Olympic venues
Fredericks to quit after final 200
Fischer still a contender for gold
El Guerrouj grabs his Olympic gold
Bayley the boss in cycling sprint
Germany rebound with Showjumping
Hayes triumphs as her rivals fall
Steeplechase sweep for Kenyan trio
Argentina in final but Iraq go out
Khan punches his way into history
Discus champion stripped of gold
Decathlon champion Pappas quits
Russia to appeal gymnastic results
Greek judo champion killed by fall

August 23

Wariner leads American clean sweep
U.S. and Brazil make Olympic final
Karpov leads decathlon at halfway
U.S. clinch third successive gold
Rowing drama hits Aussies
Holmes strikes gold in track drama
Another cycling gold for Australia
Athens warms to Olympic spirit
Surprise Greek winner in 20km walk
Big bag of surprises at Athens
Soldier shot dead at biking venue
Shot put winner stripped of gold
Prosecutor probes Sampanis scandal
GB team: Radcliffe wasn't injured

August 22

Noguchi claims marathon gold medal
Athletics hat-trick for Sweden
Gatlin claims blue riband victory
Ulmer claims cycling pursuit gold
Gatlin coach link to steroid mail
Devers has to pull out of Olympics
Massu claims second gold in a day
U.S. sign off with regatta triumph
Shot-put champion will lose gold
Drug scandal costs Greek medal
Korea fighting for gymnastics gold

August 21

Sampanis denies doping charges
Records tumble at last day in pool
Henin-Hardenne wins Olympic gold
Nesterenko takes women's 100m gold
Greene cruises through 100m heats
Briton Wiggins claims pursuit gold
Germany loses equestrian titles
Britain, U.S. share sailing medals
Greek team leader offers to resign
Pinsent claims fourth rowing gold
Hamm to keep gold despite error

August 20

Twins claim second Slovak gold
Greek despair at failed drugs test
U.S. revive basketball medal hopes
Teenage sensation to quarterfinals
Lagat qualifies despite shoe scare
Time trial wins for Hoy and Meares
Phelps wins gold medal number five
Bekele ends reign of Gebrselassie
Superstar Thorpe left high and dry
Prosecutors probe sprinters' crash
Chinese faster, higher, stronger
Henin-Hardenne reaches semifinals
Italian strides to 20km walk gold

August 19

Korir has to pull out of marathon | Video
The price of the Games
Chinese stars in Badminton double | Video
French to appeal after losing gold
Henry ends 40-year Australian wait
Seven weightlifters in drug bans
U.S. revive basketball medal hopes
Phelps banks his fourth gold medal
Patterson clinches all-round gold

August 18

Hamm stumbles, then soars to gold
Venus and Roddick both dumped out
Van den Hoogenband wins 100 meters
Bilonog wins shot put at Olympia
Denmark's Holm confirms he'll sail
German team claim equestrian gold
First Dutch gold for van Moorsel
USA rebound from Puerto Rico loss
Titanic battle set for 100m final
Greek sprinters pull out of Games | Video
Romanian teens storm to gold medal
Slovakian canoeist denied victory
Injured Haile to gamble on fitness

August 17

Shock defeat for favorite Federer
Zagunis ends 100-year U.S. famine | Video
Phelps strikes gold, misses record
Gold medal for UAE in double trap
Edwards excluded after ban upheld
Athens ticket sales 'improving'
Beaten Ferrero fails to hook Fish
Judoka claims second Greek gold
Tutu diver splashes into spotlight
Danish sailor allowed to compete
Australia hails Athens hero Thorpe

August 16

Greek divers win hosts' first gold
Thorpe torpedoes his world rivals
Coughlin claims gold in backstroke
Gebrselassie in Games injury race
Federer through after rare warning
Yvonne Boenisch claims gold medal
Zhu Qinan makes it three for China
Sprinters granted a further delay
Athens struggles to fill stadiums
Phelps joint fastest in butterfly
Elena Dementieva out of tournament

August 15

Thai gold as Asian athletes excel
Iranian judo champion disqualified
Alipov shoots way to Olympic gold
South Africa halt Phelps gold rush
Thorpe beats Phelps in 200m semi
Aussie Carrigan takes cycling gold
Andy Roddick through to next round
Manaudou puts France on gold trail
Venus, Roddick and Martina impress
Iranian judo champion disqualified
Rowing schedule blown off course
'Dream team' beaten by Puerto Rico| Video

August 14

Edwards to learn fate on Monday
Greek pair withdrawn from Games
Bettini takes gold in road race
Phelps stars on first day in pool
Phelps leads the way in qualifying
Du Li claims first gold in Athens

August 13

Greek pair to face Monday hearing
Greek sprinters called by tribunal
Glittering opening for Olympics
Irish runner banned after EPO test

August 12

Venus set to face Henin-Hardenne
U.S. team told: Show flag respect
Anti-drugs chief confirms HGH test
Greek Kenteris misses drugs test
Iraq stun Portugal in Olympics
Greek TV boss quits amid problems

August 11

Serena out of Olympic tennis event
Russian trio give positive tests
Torri Edwards banned for two years
Spanish cyclist axed from Olympics
Games ticket sales near 50 percent

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