Athens 2004
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.
XXVI Summer Olympic Games  Athens 2004
Opening Ceremony 13 Aug 2004
Closing Ceremony 29 Aug 2004
Host City Athens
Country Greece
Nations Participating 201
Athletes Female 4329 Male 6296
Events 301
Disciplines 24
Volunters 45000
Media 21500
Asian Medal Standings
Rank Country G S B T RT
1 CHN China
31 17 14 62 1
2 JPN Japan
16 9 13 38 2
3 KOR Korea
9 12 9 30 3
4 THA Thailand
3 1 5 9 4
5 IRI Iran
2 2 2 6 6
6 TPE Chinese Taipei
2 2 1 5 7
7 UZB Uzbekistan
2 1 2 5 7
8 KAZ Kazakhstan
1 4 3 8 5
9 INA Indonesia
1 1 2 4 10
10 UAE United Arab Emirates
1 0 0 1 11
11 PRK DPR Korea
0 4 1 5 7
12 IND India
0 1 0 1 11
12 HKG Hong Kong
0 1 0 1 11
14 MGL Mongolia
0 0 1 1 11
14 SYR Syria
0 0 1 1 11

    Total: 68 55 54 177  
Legend
G - Gold      S - Silver      B - Bronze     T - Total      RT - Rank by Total
Note
Rank by Total is calculated by total number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.
  

Emblem

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Emblem, Athens 2004

The 2004 Olympic Games emblem is a wreath made from an olive tree branch, or k

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