The 2004 Summer Olympics are underway in Athens and the web is home to plenty of information that makes watching the games even more interesting.
With the help of Shirl Kennedy I’ve prepared a small collection of “fast fact” resources with direct links (one or two clicks) to web pages and a few databases that could help answer some of the questions you might have during the games.
Most of the links have been mined from official web sites.
The collection includes databases of athletes and results (past and present), a dictionary of Olympic terms, and several interesting timelines.
If you’re looking for more, we highly recommend the excellent Librarians’ Index to the Internet Olympics Collection.
Enjoy the games!
Mediainfo2004 – Official Media Services for the Olympic Games
2004 Olympic Games Media Guide from the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC)
Multimedia Gallery (via IOC)
Official Olympic Village Newspaper
Other Useful Links
Archeology’s Ancient Olympics Guide
Events of the Ancient Olympics
Greece: Threat of Terrorism and Security at the Olympics (CRS Report, updated 7/9/04; PDF, 44 KB)
International Association of Athletic Federations
Satellite Images of Selected Venues
Sport Science Meets the Olympics
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NOTE: Article links often change. In case of a bad link, use the publication’s search facility, which most have, and search for the headline.