The Olympic Torch Flame for the 2012 Olympic Games will be lit at Olympia, Greece on May 19th, 2012, and will then be flown to England. The Olympic Torch will arrive in the United Kingdom on May 19th 2012. Some Greeks are protesting the lighting of the flame for the London 2012 Games because the British have not yet returned the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.
Athens 2004 Olympic Games Information ArchiveA popular question for 2004 is a simple one: what are the dates for the Athens Olympics?
The Athens Olympics 2004 will run from August 13-29. The Opening Ceremonies will be on August 13th, with Closing Ceremonies on August 29th.
Check the Official Website of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games for detailed information on Olympic Games schedules and venues.
A few preliminary and qualifying events will begin on August 11th, but the official start is the 13th.
Traveling to Greece but not planning to attend the Olympic Games? You still want to check the dates to help you avoid crowds and premium prices. The two weeks preceding and following the 2004 Athens Olympic Games will be especially busy ones.