The Olympic Games 2004 took place in Athens, Greece from 13 to 29-AUG. Swatch The Club had organized several trips ('waves') to the Olympic Games lasting about 5 days each.
UK Pioneer member Stephen Carroll took the last wave from 25 to 30-AUG. He was so nice to send me a report and his pictures from Athens. He also allowed me to put the pictures online, together with his impressions, so here they are:
When we arrive Alexandra Hebeisen is waiting to greet us. After looking at the displays we head upstairs for dinner. Among tonight's guests are Michele Sofisti (President of Swatch) and Carl Lewis.
dinner and photographs the
closes so along with Patrick, Alexandra, Dirk and Jost i head for
Restaurant, which the Swiss team have made their unofficial base in
about 02:00 we head towards Syntagma Square to catch a taxi back to
06:00 We have time for breakfast before we go to the canoeing at Schinia. Arrive at about 08:00 and the temperature is already about 35 degrees. We see the menís canoe and kayak finals until the finish at about 11:00.
drinks and then ice cream. Once the queues have cleared we
the coach to return to the hotel. In the afternoon we have time for
and relaxation before the evening.
leave the hotel to go to OAKA (the main Olympics complex)
Our seats in the stadium are in the 5th row, by the long jump pit. This is the evening of the women's 10,000 metres and Paula Radcliffe is opposite us when she walks off the track.
Click here to read part 2 of Stephen's
report about the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
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