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2004 Summer Olympics


Athletics - Women's 200M - Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games


Olympic Summer Games Athen 2004


Olympic Village in Athens, Greece - Home of the 2004 Summer Olympics


Star Spangled Banner - Athens 2004 Summer Olympics


Oceania - Bjork @ Athens 2004 Opening Ceremony

The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad and commonly known as Athens 2004, was a premier international multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004 with the motto Welcome Home. 10,625 athletes competed, some 600 more than expected, accompanied by 5,501 team officials from 201 countries. There were 301 medal events in 28 different sports. Athens 2004 marked the first time since the 1996 Summer Olympics that all countries with a National Olympic Committee were in attendance. 2004 also marked the return of the games to the city where they began. Having previously hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1896, Athens became one of only four cities to have hosted the Summer Games on two separate occasions.