01 December, 2003
The 'Athens.04' magazine, the official periodical of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games organizing committee (ATHOC), has issued a special collectors' edition with an impressive double cover picturing a brimming Panathenian Stadium during the first Modern Olympics in 1896 and the award ceremony for the historic Marathon race won by Spyros Louis.
The collectors' edition presents all the Olympic medalists from the revival of the Games in 1896 up to the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, together with a brief description of the conditions in which the Greek champions won their medals.
The excellent quality publication takes the reader on a magical trip into time, with rare photographic documents, featuring the legendary Greek athletes who brought medals to Greece and made the motherland proud of their achievements.
Other photographic documents include the opening and closing ceremonies of all the modern Olympic Games and their venues.
Source: Athens News Agency