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USA Swimming suspends Michael Phelps for 6 months

...months.In 2004, Phelps was arrested and charged with drunken driving on Maryland's Eastern Shore, fresh from the Athens Olympics, where he won six gold medals.Phelps pleaded guilty to the charges, but as a young first-time offender he...

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Overtime

...second time Phelps has been arrested on drunken-driving charges, the first coming in 2004 after he competed at the Athens Olympics. He also was photographed using a marijuana pipe after the 2008 Beijing Games, which resulted in a three-month...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-09-30/overtime
Company working to get telecommunications ready for Olympics

ATHENS, Greece -- The Athens Olympics could be a showcase for the latest in telecommunications technology. Then again, it could be a mess. The Hellenic Telecommunications...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/30/oly_417318.shtml
Olympics
Olympic security budget hits $1.2 billion

ATHENS, Greece -- The security budget for the Athens Olympics has climbed to $1.2 billion, nearly four times what was spent protecting the Sydney Games four years ago. "With security...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/29/oly_413880.shtml
Olympics
Athens' closing ceremony: traditional dances and the galaxy

ATHENS, Greece -- The closing ceremony of the Athens Olympics will include traditional Greek dances and a wedding, along with light-carrying performers dressed in black to symbolize the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/06/oly_424516.shtml
Olympics
Organizers: majority of Athens tickets still not sold

ATHENS, Greece -- More than half the tickets for the Athens Olympics remain unsold, with corporate sponsors buying far fewer seats than four years ago, organizers said Tuesday. The figures seemed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/02/oly_417623.shtml
Olympics
Greek jewelry designer turns 'mistake' into Olympic medals

ATHENS, Greece -- The gold, silver and bronze medals have a new look for the Athens Olympics - a redesign that's unique, Greek and even a little chic. For the facelift, the first for the Summer Games in 76 years, organizers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/11/oly_425012.shtml
Olympics
Bush, other world leaders invited to Olympics

ATHENS, Greece -- President Bush and dozens of other world leaders were formally invited to the Athens Olympics on Tuesday, with Greek Premier Costas Simitis asking them to "share the unique Olympic experience." Other invitations for the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/31/oth_397005.shtml
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Greece security to balance secuity with Olympics celebration

ATHENS, Greece -- Greece will try to provide an environment of "absolute security" for the Athens Olympics without taking away from the games' air of celebration, the country's top law enforcement official said Monday. Public Order...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/23/oly_409727.shtml
Olympics
A record 202 nations for Athens Olympics

...including Iraq and Afghanistan, will send teams to the Athens Olympics. The IOC said Thursday it had received positive...sent teams. SWIM TEST: - A swimming test event at the Athens Olympics might be postponed because a roof for the venue has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/19/oly_409314.shtml
Olympics