Games of the 28 Olympiad,2004
Begin2004-08-13
End2004-08-29
Nations201
Participants10625
Women4329
Events301
CityAthens, Greece
  • Five candidate cities were bidding to host the Games of the 28 Olympiad: Athens, Greece, Buenos Aires, Argentina, CapeTown, RSA, Rome, Italy and Stockholm, Sweden.
  • In September 1997, at the 106th IOC session in Lausanne, Athens, Greece was selected as host city of Olympic games 2004. The final results of the fourth round of voting were following: Athens - 66 votes, Rome - 41.
  • Olympic Games returned to Greece, the birthplace of the first modern Olympics.
Athens 2004 - Medal Table
1. USA
36
39
27
2. China
32
17
14
3. Russia
25
25
38
17
16
15
5. Japan
16
9
12
6. Germany
12
16
20
7. France
11
9
13
8. Italy
10
11
11
9
9
12
10. Cuba
9
6
11
11. Ukraine
9
4
8
12. Korea
8
11
8
13. Hungary
8
6
3
14. Romania
8
5
5
15. Greece
5
6
4
16. Brazil
5
2
3
17. Norway
5
0
1
4
9
8
19. Spain
3
11
5
20. Canada
3
6
3
21. Turkey
3
3
4
22. Poland
3
2
5
23. Sweden
3
2
1
3
2
0
25. Thailand
3
1
4
26. Belarus
2
6
6
27. Ethiopia
2
3
2
28. Iran
2
2
2
28. Slovakia
2
2
2
30. Taiwan
2
2
1
31. Georgia
2
2
0
32. Jamaica
2
1
2
2
1
2
34. Morocco
2
1
0
35. Bulgaria
2
0
8
36. Denmark
2
0
6
37. Argentina
2
0
4
38. Chile
2
0
1
1
4
3
40. Kenya
1
4
2
41. Austria
1
4
1
1
3
3
1
3
2
44. Croatia
1
2
2
45. Lithuania
1
2
0
46. Egypt
1
1
3
1
1
3
48. Indonesia
1
1
2
49. Zimbabwe
1
1
1
1
0
4
51. Belgium
1
0
2
52. Bahamas
1
0
1
52. Israel
1
0
1
54. Cameroon
1
0
0
1
0
1
56. DPRK
0
4
1
57. Latvia
0
4
0
58. Mexico
0
3
1
59. Portugal
0
2
1
60. Finland
0
2
0
62. Slovenia
0
1
3
63. Estonia
0
1
2
64. Hong Kong
0
1
0
64. India
0
1
0
64. Paraguay
0
1
0
67. Colombia
0
0
2
67. Nigeria
0
0
2
67. Venezuela
0
0
2
70. Eritrea
0
0
1
70. Mongolia
0
0
1
70. Syria
0
0
1
Games of the 28 Olympiad,2004 - Some interesting facts
  • The President of Greece Konstantinos Stephanopoulos officially opened the Games of the 28 Olympiad at the new 100,000-seat Olympic stadium.
  • In track and field, mens and womens shot put events were held at the ancient stadium in Olympia.
  • Next event of the ancient Olympics - the marathon, was staged on the historic route, ending in old Panathinaiko Stadium, that was used as the main venue in 1896.
  • The American swimmer Michael Phelps set record, when he won total 8 medals (6 gold and 2 bronze) in a single Olympics.
  • It was the first Summer Olympic games for Jacques Rogge, a new President of the IOC, who was elected on 16 July 2001 at the 112th IOC session in Moscow
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Athens 2004 Olympic Games
Poster and Medals