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Athens 2004

Opening Ceremony 13 Aug 2004
Closing Ceremony 29 Aug 2004
Host City Athens
Country Greece
Nations Participating 201
Athletes 10625
Events 301
Sports/Disciplines 24
Volunteers 45000
Media 21500

Description

A record 201 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participated in the Olympic Games. The overall tally for events on the programme was 301 (one more than at the Sydney Games in 2000). The XXVII Games (Athens 2004) was held from 13 August to 29 August 2004, 201 National Olympic Committee where in Attendance with a total of 10,625 Athletes participated.

Popularity in the Games also soared, as 3.9 billion people had access to the television coverage compared to 3.6 billion for Sydney. This global audience enjoyed coverage of never-before seen sports such as women's wrestling, which was included in the programme for the first time.

A new medal design was presented at the Games to replace the old design which has been in use since 1928.

ASIAN MEDAL STANDINGS

Country Total Rank By Total
People's Republic of China 31 17 14 62 1
Japan 16 9 13 38 2
Republic of Korea 9 12 9 30 3
Thailand 3 1 5 9 4
Kazakhstan 1 4 3 8 5
Islamic Republic of Iran 2 2 2 6 6
Chinese Taipei 2 2 1 5 7
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of 0 4 1 5 7
Uzbekistan 2 1 2 5 7
Indonesia 1 1 2 4 8
Hong Kong, China 0 1 0 1 9
India 0 1 0 1 9
Mongolia 0 0 1 1 9
Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 1 1 9
United Arab Emirates 1 0 0 1 9