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Construction at Olympic stadium to be done just before games

...before the opening ceremony for the Athens Games. The stadium has been beset...Monday to represent Australia at the Athens Games. Diamond lost months of training...send more than 400 athletes to the Athens Games, led by seven-time gold medalist...
IOC inspector: Doubts on Athens Olympics 'have disappeared'

...and appear on course to meet all key deadlines for the Athens Games, the chief International Olympic Committee overseer...and glasslike strands will be an enduring image of the Athens Games. "We have very good news about construction and...
Organizers begin five-day test of gymnastics facility

ATHENS, Greece -- Organizers of the Athens Games began a five-day pre-Olympics test of the gymnastics facility Wednesday. The facility, located in the main complex, also...
Olympic flame reaches Athens before global journey

ATHENS, Greece -- The flame for the Athens Games arrived in the host city amid Olympic-level security Wednesday before it begins its global journey. Greek sprinter Katerina...
Champ battles his obesity on 'Biggest Loser'

...When Olympic gold medalist Rulon Gardner retired after the Athens Games, he decided to give his body a break. Let all those...improbable life of which folk heroes are made.Before the Athens Games, he was on his way to practice when his motorcycle...
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Britain confident in Athens security measures

...Friday in security measures for the Athens Games and has no intention of withdrawing...the United States might boycott the Athens Games over security concerns. The...all to not sending a team to the Athens Games," USOC acting chief executive...
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ATHENS, Greece -- Angelina Jolie will carry the Olympic torch during one of the final stages of the relay for the Athens Games. Jolie, 28, has agreed to run a stage of the Olympic torch relay on the day before the start of the Aug. 13-29...
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Jones takes drug fight to public domain

...and prevent drug allegations from keeping her out of the Athens Games. "I am not going to engage in the United States Anti-Doping...and has hinted she might try to match that mark at the Athens Games. She repeatedly has denied using performance-enhancing...
Women likely to decide if Olympic wrestling survives

...only motivation is to be the best and my reference was (Icho)," France's Lise Legrand, a bronze medalist at the Athens Games who was part of FILA's successful pitch to the IOC in May, said in an email to the AP. "Without ... (that...
Best and worst: A highly unscientific analysis of the Athens Games

ATHENS, Greece -- We've seen it all during the Olympics, from alpha to omega. And we've largely kept our opinions to ourselves.