2004 Summer Olympics Essay | A Synopsis of the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics

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A Synopsis of the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics

Summary: Reviews the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics. Provides highlights of the games, including the Paul Hamm controversy and allegations of illegal drugs. Gives a history of the ancient Greek games and compares those with the present day.
Well, the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics have come to a close. The 18 days of athleticism at its best have entertained a crowd of over four billion people. There were no terrorist attacks, the games went off mainly without a hitch, and no patriot missiles were launched. There were minimal doping cases and few security breaches, but few is one too many. The controversy surrounding Paul Hamm and his gold medal may never fully end. The U.S. was disappointing in several of its usual strengths, including basketball and diving. Seven people were disqualified for doping and were stripped of their medals. Vanderlei de Lima of Brazil, a favorite in the marathon, was in the lead with about 3 miles to go, when an Irish priest named Cornelius Horan, in a green beret, red kilt and knee-high green socks ran out of the crowd, and tackled...

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