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    "As in the daytime there is no star in the sky warmer and brighter than the sun, likewise there is no competition greater than the Olympic Games." Pindar, Greek lyric poet, 5th century bc. Find full stroy here...
Ancient Olympic Games
•  Ancient Olympic Games
    According to historic records, the first ancient Olympic Games can be traced back to 776 BC. They were dedicated to the Olympian Gods and were staged on the ancient plains of Olympia, famous for its magnificent temples of the gods Zeus and Hera...
•  Participants in the ancient Olympic Games
•  Olympia
•  Olympic prizes
•  Sporting Events
Modern Olympic Games
•  Modern Olympic Games
    It was French Baron Pierre de Coubertin who orchestrated the re-establishment of the Games, by advocating the marriage of sports and Greek classicism and leading the way to the first Modern Olympic Games in 1896...
•  Major Contributors to the Revival of the Games
•  The Panathinaikon Stadium
•  Pierre de Coubertin
•  The first Modern Olympic Games in 1896
•  Olympic Traditions
Olympic Mascot锛 Medal & Torch
    The main feature of the medals is the Greek character shown on both sides, since their basic side has been changed for the first time since the Amsterdam Olympic Games in 1928.

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The Athens 2004 Olympic torch is designed to resemble an olive leaf. Weighing 700 gr. and standing at 68 cm, the torch´s design was selected to enhance the flame with its upward dynamic shape.
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    Phevos and Athena, the official ATHENS 2004 mascots, are brother and sister. Their creation was inspired by an ancient Greek doll and their names are linked to Ancient Greece, yet the two siblings are children of modern times.
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Olympic Emblem
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