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.
Why did the ancient Greek Olympics end?
10 – The final (official) ancient Olympics
The site at Olympia deteriorated due to numerous enemy invasions, in addition to earthquakes and floods. The ancient Olympic Games officially came to an end around 394 AD, when Roman emperor Theodosius I outlawed pagan celebrations.
Why is Greece always first in the Olympics?
The modern Olympic Games began in Athens in 1896. So Greece gets the honor of starting in the Parade of Nations. The countries that are hosting the next few Games go at the end, with the host country last.
Did Sydney Olympics make a profit?
The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games experienced the biggest net loss recorded at approximately US$2 billion.
|Host City||Sydney Summer Olympics|
|Total Costs||A$3,000,000,000 (A$3,635,000,000 borne by the public)|
What sport did Australia add in 2000 Olympics?
Triathlon and taekwondo were two new additions to the Olympic programme. Susanthika Jayasinghe became the first Sri Lankan woman to win a medal, claiming bronze in the 200m, whilst Birgit Fischer earned two gold medals in kayaking to become the first woman in any sport to win medals 20 years apart.
Which country won the 1992 Olympics?
|1||Unified Team (EUN)||45|
|2||United States (USA)||37|