Athens in 2004 – great venues, wide open spaces and big crowds

Under the bright, Greek sky, crowds enjoy the main hub of the Athens summer Paralympics at OAKA, the Olympic/Paralympic park which contained the athletics, cycling, swimming, basketball and tennis venues. Athenians stayed away from the Olympics but many came to see the Paralympics and experience the venues in a less expensive, more relaxed setting. The organisers continued the concept of the ‘day pass’ that was so successful at the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney, allowing spectators to enjoy a variety of sports on the one ticket.