CNES, 2004 DISTRIBUTION SPOT IMAGE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CNES, 2004 DISTRIBUTION SPOT IMAGE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Athens, Greece, aerial view. The 23rd Modern Olympic Games are being held in Athens from 13-29 August 2004. On the coast at lower right is the Helliniko Olympic complex (venue 8), which will host various indoor sports, as well as canoeing and hockey. Further left along the coast is the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex (venue 7). The Olympic Sports complex, which is the centre of the games and includes the Olympic stadium is the white area upper centre right. The first Modern Olympic games were held in Greece in 1896. In the 23rd games 10,500 athletes from 201 countries will participate in 28 sporting events. Image taken by French SPOT satellite.
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