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28th Olympic Games - JO

Athens, Greece, August 14-28, 2004


  • Sunday, August 29 - Aussies dusted in Athens
  • Friday, August 27 - Medal consolation for team pursuiters
  • Friday, August 27 - Canadian women fired up for MTB, Previewing the Mountain Bike course, Heinz out of women's MTB
  • Thursday, August 26 - Inspired choice for madison gold, Walsh proud of Aussie success, Gané's motivation gone
  • Thursday, August 26 - Two more golds complete Australian domination, Bayley cheers 'insane' golds, Mirabella happy, Slyusareva, Barras: Mission accomplished
  • Track day 6 wrap-up - Consistency pays off for Olga, Aussies powerful in madison, Double gold for Bayley
  • Wednesday, August 25 - Aitken backs O'Grady, All or nothing for Newton
  • Track day 5 wrap-up - Russian rouleur takes points, Muenzer historic Canadian first in women's sprint, Bayley vs Bos in men's sprint rematch
  • Wednesday, August 25 - A lap-fest and two tough sprints, Bayley gets angry, Canadian track team triumphs, Dawson happy, Webb reveals track work, Pearce battles, Eadie heads for down time
  • Tuesday, August 24 - Barras not celebrating big yet, Bos looks forward to semi-finals, Meares up against Muenzer, British and Australians appeal for extra medals, O'Grady to ride Madison, S.A.T.S. reacts to Valen comments
  • Tuesday, August 24 - Relief for winning pursuit team, Mactier: Project LA
  • Track day 4 wrap-up - Men's team pursuit finals, Sprint quarter-finals
  • Monday, August 23 - Everyone agrees, the track is fast, Missing decals - what's the story?
  • Track day 3 wrap-up - Women's individual pursuit, Team pursuit and sprint qualifying
  • Sunday, August 22 - Brad beats Brad in friendly pursuit rivalry, McGee satisfied, Olympic MTB course damaged, Cooke becomes spectator
  • Track day 2 wrap-up - Men's 4000m individual pursuit, team sprint, women's 3000m individual pursuit
  • Saturday, August 21 - Baugé's time will come, Peden withdraws from Olympics
  • Track day 1 wrap-up - TT records fall, IP: Brad vs Brad, Games notes
  • Friday, August 20 - Great Britain favourites for kilo, Mactier is ready, Fiedler crashes, Ullrich lacked motivation, Leontien to say goodbye in January '05
  • Friday, August 20 - Motivation key for American TTs, Valen apologises
  • Thursday, August 19 - Longo: Why stop now?, Gutierrez suffered, Interest in Paulinho
  • Thursday, August 19 - "Angry" Hamilton's comeback of the year, Bruyneel salutes Eki, Van Moorsel beats the pain, Barry excited, Australians react to Valen comments, Ulmer increases focus for Athens
  • Wednesday, August 18 - Gané hopes to end with gold, 50-50 Chance for Kersten
  • Wednesday, August 18 - Men's time trial wide open, Women's field small but elite, Favourites tip each other, Julich rides in Grewal's wheel-tracks, Reed likely to skip 500m
  • Tuesday, August 17 - Wind likely factor in Olympic time trial, No TT replacement for Bäckstedt, Pitel suffers fracture, Hoy crashes in Athens
  • Tuesday, August 17 - Van Moorsel will ride TT, An interview with Michael Rogers, Wood aims for the TT, Australian track team arrrives
  • Monday, August 16 - Arndt angry at German federation, Cooke "devastated", Van Moorsel hopeful for the TT, Bessette doing better, Thomas Dekker crashes, Bäckstedt calls it a season
  • Monday, August 16 - Women's Road Race: Post race comments, Americans come up short, Van Moorsel hurt, Voeckler experiences the Olympics, McEwen feels the axe, The "joys" of covering the Olympics
  • Sunday, August 15 - Bettini gets the gold, Paulinho and Merckx complete podium, Tough day for Aussies, Crash takes out Astarloa and others, Lithuanian women's drama, White readies for wife's Olympics, Don't paint the roads
  • Saturday, August 14 - Hamilton seeks redemption in Athens, An interview with Michael Barry, Stephens: Three Aussies with a chance, Cycling drug tests fall foul of security
  • Friday, August 13 - Professionals make Olympic cycling "more visible", Virenque dreams of a medal, Rogers rates TT as tough, McGee celebrates Games early
  • Friday, August 13 - Astarloa eyes Olympic rings, Longo's adventure continues, Evans tips Vinokourov, WADA Confident in tests, Dajka loses final bid
  • Thursday, August 12 - Ullrich to miss opening ceremony, Dutch ride the course, Athens track slow, according to Kiwis, Australian Paralympic team named
  • Thursday, August 12 - USA Olympic TT spot decided, Spanish MTBer out, Australian track options open, O'Grady aims for golden start, Kazakhstan team changes
  • Thursday, August 12 - Australian track team keeping options open
  • Wednesday, August 11 - British trackies expect medals, Rast replaces Camenzind, Hincapie US best hope, Mactier chases the dream, Athens track cycling sold out
  • Tuesday, August 10 - Peņa rides TT for Colombia, Good training for Ljungskog
  • Monday, August 9 - Camenzind positive for EPO, Dajka's appeal unsuccessful, Australian sprint squad juggling, Bates explains, Coach confident, Blackgrove to ride TT for NZ, Blood testing to be widespread at Olympics, Vino set for Athens, Hauptman ambivalent about Olympics, Haywood loses appeal
  • Sunday, August 8 - Yates set for Olympics, pro ranks, Kersten reacts to reports
  • Saturday, August 7 - Athens tipped to be the most expensive Games ever
  • Saturday, August 7 - Alcohol free zone - almost
  • Friday, August 6 - It'll be alright on the night
  • Friday, August 6 - Costas v. The Cheats
  • Friday, August 6 - Genetics hold key to many Olympic medals