Athens 2004 Olympic Games, athletic festival held in Athens that took place August 13–29, 2004. The Athens Games were the 25th occurrence of the modern Olympic Games. The 2004 Olympic Games returned home to Greece, birthplace of the ancient Games and site of the inaugural modern Olympics.
Who hosted the Olympics in 2000?
Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, athletic festival held in Sydney that took place September 15–October 1, 2000. The Sydney Games were the 24th occurrence of the modern Olympic Games. Sydney was narrowly chosen over Beijing as host city of the 2000 Olympics.
Where was the 2004 Olympics held?
Athens 2004 Summer Olympics/Location
Who opened the 2004 Olympics?
Konstantinos Stephanopoulos It marked the first-ever international broadcast of high-definition television, undertaken by the U.S. broadcaster NBC and the Japanese broadcaster NHK. The Games were officially opened by President of the Hellenic Republic Konstantinos Stephanopoulos at 23:46 EEST (UTC+3).
Who won 2004 Olympics?
Greece Host nation Greece finished fifteenth, with six gold, six silver, and four bronze medals, in its best total medal haul since 1896. Australia became the first nation to improve their gold medal total at the Games immediately after hosting a Summer Olympics....Medal table.NationGreece (GRE)*Gold6Silver6Bronze4Total1674 more columns
Who won the Olympics 2000?
The United States won the most medals overall with 93, as well as the most gold (37) medals. Host nation Australia finished the Games with 58 medals overall (16 gold, 25 silver, and 17 bronze)....Medal table.NationChina (CHN)Gold28Silver16Bronze14Total5876 more columns
Who won the 1992 Olympics?
Medal tableRankNationGold1Unified Team (EUN)452United States (USA)373Germany (GER)334China (CHN)1661 more rows
How many people watched 2004 Olympics?
An unduplicated audience of 3.9 billion television viewers in 220 countries and territories had access to the Athens 2004 Olympic Games broadcast, marking a significant increase over the previous Olympic broadcast record of 3.6 billion viewers with access to Sydney 2000.
What was special about 2004 Summer Olympics?
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, and also saw the return of the Olympic Games to the city where they began.
Was there an Olympics in 1992?
Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games, athletic festival held in Barcelona that took place July 25–August 9, 1992. The Barcelona Games were the 22nd occurrence of the modern Olympic Games. The 1992 Games were perhaps the most-successful modern Olympics. More than 9,300 athletes representing 169 countries participated.
Why were there two Olympics in 1992?
The Winter and Summer Olympic Games were held in the same years until 1992, after a 1986 decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to place the Summer and Winter Games on separate four-year cycles in alternating even-numbered years. Because of the change, the next Winter Olympics after 1992 were in 1994.
Was the 2004 Olympics a success?
The 2004 Games were generally deemed to be a success, with the rising standard of competition amongst nations across the world. The final medal tally was led by the United States, followed by China and Russia with Greece at 15th place. Several world and Olympic records were broken during these Games.