Olympics 2004, Athens
Latvian girl with the same name like me (Elena) won the silver medal in modern pentathlon on 27 of august in Goudi Olympic Complex. Bravo, Jelena Rublevska! But it's a pity I was the only one latvian with a flag (even the small one :-) to support her... At least she noticed me!
"Pass the Flame
Unite the World
It's time to celebrate let our voices be heard
Pass the Flame
Unite the world
Bring us all together
We can grow a forest
On a dried up river bed
We can build a mountain
From a grain sand
Reach out, hold out your hands
Reach out, hold out your hands..."
During the Olympic Games of Athens 2004, I had the chance to see for first -and last?- time unknown to Greeks sports as badminton, hockey, baseball (as in the picture).
Most of them were hosted at a new complex of stadiums, at the place of the old airport (Helliniko Olympic Complex, which was the 2nd most important one after the Olympic Complex in Marousi).
A great event, a great atmosphere, a great party, inside and outside the olympic venues, as you can see...
For more details, check my personal albums...
I was so lucky to see many events in my homeland! Thanks God!
The Olympic Stadium was closed for more than 2 years, with the purpose to be renovated to host the Olympic Games of 2004. So -except other works- new seats were put and an impressive construction (roof with arcs) by -whom else?- S. Calatrava was fast made, which gave to the stadium a modern and majestical bearing.
Opening and Closing Ceremonies as well as most of sport events took place in OAKA. Impressive complex by day and night!
A unique exhibition in Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre: objects, photographs, narratives, music, all enhanced with videos and multimedia applications.
Greek Dances, Award Ceremony of men's Marathon race, Fireworks!, Speeches, Farewell to the Flame... and then the concert with best greek singers (my adorable Mihalis Hatzigiannis was there! :-)
It was worth seeing! Water Polo were greek men were playing with spanish ones. Greeks won! But actually I didn't come to see the...sport :-)))
Almost all the sport events I've visited together with Andreas. It's better to say I was his company :-) because he is the real fan of sport!
It is a rare opportunity to see the most known NBA stars on their work (at least if you are not from USA) so I had to see this game.
ITALY vs CHINA