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|August 29, 2004
Borzakovskiy: Two-lap czar
Talented but inconsistent, Russia's Yuriy Borzakovskiy snatched the Olympic men's 800 meters title, timing a late surge to the line to perfection, against all expectations.
|August 28, 2004
Liu Xiang: Shanghai streak
It took just 12.91 seconds for the 21-year-old become the first Chinese man to win an Olympic track and field title.
|August 27, 2004
Greek fans revitalise Games
When Greece's Fani Halkia won gold in the Athens Olympic Stadium, the wall of sound which followed sounded like an earthquake.
The true spirit of the Games
The idea of competing and completing, rather than trying to win medals, has a special allure for marathon runners.
Farewell to Fredericks the Great
Fredericks has 25 sub-20 second 200 metres times to his name and in any other era would have dominated the half-lap sprint.
A high from hurdles
Red-hot favourite Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic streaked to victory in the men's Olympic 400 metres hurdles final.
|August 26, 2004
A town called Marathon
The dusty little farming town in Greece is bursting with pride that the name of Marathon has become a synonym for endurance.
Bolt from the blue
This one was for Greece, Fani Halkia -- our Olympian of the day.
|August 25, 2004
On the wings of a dove
Joanna Hayes had narrowly missed making the Olympic team in 2000. At Athens she became a worthy Olympic champion.
|August 23, 2004
Gatlin turns sprinting into art
As a teenager the new Olympic 100 metres champion believed fame would come through art, not sprinting.
Onward with Phelps
Tough news for aspiring Olympic swimming champions: Michael Phelps could be ruling the roost for another two Games.
Justin Gatlin: Greece lightning
The US sprinter upset an illustrious field to win the men's 100m at the Athens Games on Sunday.
|August 22, 2004
Bullet from Belarus
Yulia Nesterenko of Belarus became the first non-American since the 1980 Olympics in Moscow to win the women's 100 metres dash.
|August 21, 2004
Michael's a marvel
They say, Michael Phelps is as good as Mark Spitz. That, by any yardstick, is saying a lot.
|August 20, 2004
Peirsol: From ripples to waves
Peirsol says one of his goals is going undefeated the rest of his career and going by his huge victory margins he just might manage to do that.
|August 17, 2004
Handicap no bar for Loper
Sharpshooter Whitly Loper was diagnosed with a hereditary vision disorder that left her blind in her right eye from birth.
|August 16, 2004
Japan's Rising Son
Japan's double world champion won the men's 100 metres breaststroke gold