Athens 2004

  • DATE:- 13 AUG - 29 AUG
  • ATHLETES:- 10625
  • EVENTS:- 301
  • Popularity in the Games also soared, as 3.9 billion people had access to the television coverage compared to 3.6 billion for Sydney.
  • Record:- Swimmer Michael Phelps won six gold medals and set a single-Games record with eight total medals.
  • Record :- Leontien Ziljaard-van Moorsel became the first female cyclist to earn four career gold medals.
  • Record:- Canoeist Birgit Fischer became the first athlete in any sport to win two medals in each of five Olympic Games.
  • Champion :- Runner Hicham El Guerrouj won both the 1500m and the 5000m.
  • Champion :- While on the women's side Kelly Holmes triumphed in both the 800m and the 1500m.
  • Champions:- In team play, Argentina won the men's football tournament without conceding a goal.