2004 Summer Olympics closing ceremony

The closing ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympics was held on 29 August 2004 21:15 EEST (UTC+3) at the Olympic Stadium, in Marousi, Greece, a suburb of Athens.[1][3]

2004 Summer Olympics
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2004 Summer Olympics closing ceremony
Date29 August 2004 (2004-08-29)
Time21:15 - 0:00 EEST (UTC+3)[1]
VenueOlympic Stadium
LocationMaroussi, Athens, Greece
Coordinates38°2′10″N 23°47′15″E / 38.03611°N 23.78750°E / 38.03611; 23.78750Coordinates: 38°2′10″N 23°47′15″E / 38.03611°N 23.78750°E / 38.03611; 23.78750
Filmed byOBS on behalf of ERT and AOB[2]
FootageAthens 2004 Closing Ceremony - Full Length on YouTube


Attending heads of state and heads of governmentEdit

International organizations:

Host nation:

Foreign dignitaries:

Medal CeremonyEdit

Parade of NationsEdit

The flag bearers of 202 National Olympic Committees arrived into the stadium. The flag bearers from each participating country entered the stadium informally in a single file, ordered by order of the Greek alphabet, and behind them marched all the athletes.


Newly elected athlete members of the International Olympic CommitteeEdit

The four athlete members who were elected are:

  1. Frankie Fredericks (athletics, Namibia)
  2. Jan Železný (athletics, Czech Republic)
  3. Hicham El Guerrouj (athletics, Morocco)
  4. Rania Elwani (swimming, Egypt)

Handover of the Olympic flagEdit

Mayor of Athens Dora Bakoyannis handed over the Olympic flag to the IOC President Jacques Rogge to the Mayor of Beijing Wang Qishan to the next host city of Beijing 2008.

Lowering the Olympic flagEdit

Lowering of the Olympic flag and singing of the Olympic Anthem which the Greek choirs sang in Greek.



  1. ^ a b "Closing Ceremony Under a Full Moon". International Olympic Committee. 25 August 2004. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  2. ^ Official website of Athens Olympic Broadcasting
  3. ^ "On This Day - Athens 2004 Closing Ceremony". Greek City Times. Retrieved 2020-10-25.

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