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ATHENS 2004, 2nd PART

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From day 5 to day 10 (august 18 to august 23)
Day 5, august 18, 2004
Nothing particular today, except an auction for olympic memorabilia in Athens where I didn't buy anything.
Day 6, august 19, 2004
This morning, at 10 am, visit of historical museum of Athens where we can see an exhibition on renewal of modern Olympic Games by Pierre de Coubertin, the precursors were the Zappas cousins. After we go to the Interactive Museum, and we visit the virtual reality show which present the Olympia venue with gymnasium and ancient stadium where we see the old contests. I go to Water Plaza to Coca-Cola center.
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Athens 2004
parliament

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Athens 2004
gold medal
team sabre
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Monaco

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Athens 2004
gold medal
team sabre
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Monaco

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Athens 2004
gold medal
team sabre
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Monaco

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Athens 2004
gold medal
team sabre
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Monaco

Day 7, August 20, 2004
Visit to Olymphilex for cancellations . My mail is on the way. Also, I go to Zappeion to look the stands and keep the one of my russian friend, Irina. Good day for France with 5 medals more.
Jour 8, 21 Août 2004
2pm: badminton at Goudi Olympic Complex, Women's Doubles Gold Medal Match.The China team Jiewen Zuang/Wei Yang win the gold medal 2/1 against the other China team Sui Huang/Ling Gao, the bronze medal is for a Korean team.
4pm: Men's Singles Gold Medal Match, Taufik Hidayat (Indonesia) win 2/0 against Soung Mo Shon (Korea), the bronze medal is for an other indonesian. The game is very spectacular because very fast, the supporters give a show to spectators.
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Athens 2004
Goudi Complex
badminton

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Athens 2004
security

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Athens 2004
final double
women
badminton

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Athens 2004
medals
women's doubles
badminton

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Athens 2004
medals
men's singles
badminton

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Athens 2004
indonesian
supporter

Day 9, August 22, 2004
8.30am: women field hockey at Helleniko complex.
1st match: the german win 3/2 against korean.
2nd match: New-Zealand have 2/0 against Spain in the 1st half-time.
We go to Club France, but it's not possible to enter, french supporters are not welcome in this house! It's better to go in other houses like Netherlands, Switzerland or Canada!
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Athens 2004
women
field hockey
at Helleniko

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Athens 2004
women
field hockey
german team
salute his
supporters

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Athens 2004
France Club
Security

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Athens 2004
Queen Mary II
in the port

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Athens 2004
women marathon
arrival at
Panathinaiko
stadium

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Athens 2004
gold medal
Mizuki Noguchi

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Athens 2004
gold medal
Mizuki Noguchi

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Athens 2004
silver medal
Catherine Ndereba

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Athens 2004
last meters
for the 61th
competitor

Day 10, August 23, 2004
9pm: volley-ball at Peace and friendship Stadium.
1st match: France/Tunisia. With difficulties, France win by 3/1.
2nd match: Russia/Italia, Russia have 2/0 when I go out for tennis table.
1pm: tennis table at Galatsi Olympic Hall
1st match for bronze medal between chinese Ligin Wang and swedish Jan-Ove Waldner who lost by 1/4.
2nd match for gold medal between chinese Hao Wang and korean Seung Min Ryu who won by 4/2.
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Athens 2004
Volley
France-Tunisia

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Athens 2004

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Athens 2004
tennis table
bronze medal
match
men's singles

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Athens 2004
Athena and
Phebus mascots

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Athens 2004
flags
ceremony

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Athens 2004
flags
ceremony

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Athens 2004
flags
ceremony

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Athens 2004
medal ceremony
tennis table
men's singles

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