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Sailing at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Sailing/Yachting is an Olympic sport that has been part of the Olympic programme starting from the Games of the 1st Olympiad (1896 Olympics in Athens, Greece). With the exception of 1904 and possibly the canceled 1916 Summer Olympics, sailing has always been included on the Olympic schedule. The Sailing program in 2004 consisted of eleven disciplines divided over nine sailing classes. For each discipline multiple races were scheduled between 14–28 August 2004 along the coast near Athens. Athens hosted the Olympic sailing competitions for the second time, having previously done so during the 1896 Summer Olympics. However, in 1896, the sailing competition was cancelled due to heavy storms and further bad weather conditions. This time the weather conditions were good. The sailing event was executed on the several types of Olympic courses in different course areas using the 'Fleetrace' and 'Matchrace' formats.

Sailing
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Sailing, Athens 2004.png
VenuesAgios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre
DatesFirst race: 14 August 2004 (2004-08-14)
Last race: 28 August 2004 (2004-08-28)
Competitors400 (261 male, 139 female) from 61 nations
Boats268
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2008 →

VenueEdit

Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre
Ολυμπιακό Κέντρο Ιστιοπλοϊας Αγίου Κοσμά
 
Former namesAgios Kosmos Marina
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOlympic harbor
LocationCoastal area of Southern Attica
AddressPoseidonos Avenue, 16777
Town or cityElliniko
Country  Greece
Coordinates37°52′36″N 23°43′39″E / 37.87667°N 23.72750°E / 37.87667; 23.72750Coordinates: 37°52′36″N 23°43′39″E / 37.87667°N 23.72750°E / 37.87667; 23.72750
ElevationSealevel
Construction started1960's
Completed31 January 2004
Opened2 August 2004
Inaugurated13 August 2004
Renovation cost€ 10,500,000
ClientGreece Olympic Committee
OwnerSeirios AE
Technical details
Floor area336,289 square metres (3,619,780 sq ft)
Design and construction
Main contractorMinistry for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works.
Other information
Seating typeFor medal ceremonies
Seating capacity1,600 spectators

According to the IOC statutes, the contests in all sport disciplines must be held either in, or as close as possible to the city which the IOC has chosen. Among others, an exception can be made for the Olympic sailing events. However the situation in Athens is very suitable for sailing. Therefore, the racing was organized at the Agios Kosmos Marina at the coastal area of Southern Attica some 14 km south of Athens city centre and close to the old airport. This harbor was built in the 1960s but for the 2004 Summer Games it was completely reconstructed to form the Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre. The Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre was completed on 31 January 2004. On clear day the Acropolis could be seen from the course areas.

Course areasEdit

CompetitionEdit

OverviewEdit

Continents Countries Disciplines Classes Boats Women Men Sailors
6 60 11 9 268 139 261 400

ContinentsEdit

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Oceania
  • South America

CountriesEdit

During the 2004 Summer Olympics sixty one countries competed in the Olympic sailing regattas. Australia, France, Italy, Great Britain, Greece, Spain and the USA were each present in all classes with a total of eighteen sailors (7 women and 11 men) per country.

 
Countries that participated in the Sailing event of the 2004 Olympic Games.
Blue: Water
Gray: Never participated in OG
Dark Gray: Participated in earlier OG
Green: Country participated for the first time
Dark Blue: Country participated also on previous games
Red: Country boycotted the sailing event of the OG
  Argentina (ARG)   Australia (AUS)   Austria (AUT)   Belgium (BEL)
  Bermuda (BER)   Belarus (BLR)   Brazil (BRA)   Bahrain (BRN)
  Bulgaria (BUL)   Canada (CAN)   Chile (CHI)   China (CHN)
  Croatia (CRO)   Cyprus (CYP)   Czech Republic (CZE)   Denmark (DEN)
  Spain (ESP)   Estonia (EST)   Finland (FIN)   France (FRA)
  Great Britain (GBR)   Germany (GER)   Greece (GRE)   Hong Kong (HKG)
  Hungary (HUN)   Indonesia (INA)   India (IND)   Ireland (IRL)
  Iceland (ISL)   Israel (ISR)   Virgin Islands (ISV)   Italy (ITA)
  Japan (JPN)   South Korea (KOR)   Latvia (LAT)   Lithuania (LTU)
  Malaysia (MAS)   Mexico (MEX)   Malta (MLT)   Netherlands (NED)
  Norway (NOR)   New Zealand (NZL)   Peru (PER)   Poland (POL)
  Portugal (POR)   Puerto Rico (PUR)   South Africa (RSA)   Russia (RUS)
  Seychelles (SEY)   Singapore (SIN)   Slovenia (SLO)   Switzerland (SUI)
  Slovakia (SVK)   Sweden (SWE)   Thailand (THA)   Tunisia (TUN)
  Turkey (TUR)   Ukraine (UKR)   Uruguay (URU)   United States (USA)
  Venezuela (VEN)

Classes (equipment)Edit

Class Type Event Sailors Trapeze Mainsail Jib/Genoa Spinnaker First OG Olympics so far
Europe Dinghy   1 0 + 1992 4
Mistral One Design Class Sailboard   1 0 + 1996 3
Mistral One Design Class Sailboard   1 0 + 1996 3
Laser Dinghy   1 0 + 1996 3
Finn Dinghy   1 0 + 1952 14
470 Dinghy   2 1 + + + 1988 5
470 Dinghy   2 1 + + + 1976 8
49er Dinghy   2 2 + + + 2000 2
Tornado Multihull   2 2 + + + 1976 8
Yngling Keelboat   3 0 + + + 2004 1
Star Keelboat   2 0 + + - 1932 16

Race scheduleEdit

 ●  Opening ceremony  ●  Practice races  ●  Competition day  ●  Last day of racing  ●  Closing ceremony
Date August
12
Thu
13
Fri
14
Sat
15
Sun
16
Mon
17
Tue
18
Wed
19
Thu
20
Fri
21
Sat
22
Sun
23
Mon
24
Tue
25
Wed
26
Thu
27
Fri
28
Sat
29
Sun
Women's
Sailing     Men's
Mixed




2 2
2 2
 
2 2 2 2
1 2 2
2
2
2
 
1 2 2
2
2 1
1 2 2 2
2 2 2
2 3
1 2 2 2
1 2 2
2 2
1 2
2
2 3
2
2 2
2
 
2
2 2
2
2 1
1 2
 
1
3
 
2
2
 
2
2
Women's
Finals     Men's
Mixed

 
 


 

 


 
 
 
 

Total gold medals 1 2 3 2 2 2
Ceremonies

Medal summaryEdit

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
 

2004: Women's Mistral One Design
details

  France (FRA)
Faustine Merret
  China (CHN)
Yin Jian
  Italy (ITA)
Alessandra Sensini
 

2004: Europe
details

  Norway (NOR)
Siren Sundby
  Czech Republic (CZE)
Lenka Smidova
  Denmark (DEN)
Signe Livbjerg
 

2004: Women's 470
details

  Greece (GRE)
Sofia Bekatorou
Aimilia Tsoulfa
  Spain (ESP)
Sandra Azón
Natalia Vía Dufresne
  Sweden (SWE)
Therese Torgersson
Vendela Zachrisson
 

2004: Yngling
details

  Great Britain (GBR)
Shirley Robertson
Sarah Webb
Sarah Ayton
  Ukraine (UKR)
Ruslana Taran
Ganna Kalinina
Svitlana Matevusheva
  Denmark (DEN)
Dorte Jensen
Helle Jespersen
Christina Otzen

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
 

2004: Men's Mistral One Design
details

  Israel (ISR)
Gal Fridman
  Greece (GRE)
Nikolaos Kaklamanakis
  Great Britain (GBR)
Nick Dempsey
 

2004: Finn
details

  Great Britain (GBR)
Ben Ainslie
  Spain (ESP)
Rafael Trujillo
  Poland (POL)
Mateusz Kusznierewicz
 

2004: Men's 470
details

  United States (USA)
Paul Foerster
Kevin Burnham
  Great Britain (GBR)
Nick Rogers
Joe Glanfield
  Japan (JPN)
Kazuto Seki
Kenjiro Todoroki
 

2004: Star
details

  Brazil (BRA)
Torben Grael
Marcelo Ferreira
  Canada (CAN)
Ross MacDonald
Mike Wolfs
  France (FRA)
Pascal Rambeau
Xavier Rohart

Open eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
 

2004: Laser
details

  Brazil (BRA)
Robert Scheidt
  Austria (AUT)
Andreas Geritzer
  Slovenia (SLO)
Vasilij Žbogar
 

2004: 49er
details

  Spain (ESP)
Iker Martínez
Xabier Fernández
  Ukraine (UKR)
Rodion Luka
George Leonchuk
  Great Britain (GBR)
Chris Draper
Simon Hiscocks
 

2004: Tornado
details

  Austria (AUT)
Roman Hagara
Hans Peter Steinacher
  United States (USA)
John Lovell
Charlie Ogletree
  Argentina (ARG)
Santiago Lange
Carlos Espínola

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Great Britain (GBR)2125
2  Brazil (BRA)2002
3  Spain (ESP)1203
4  Austria (AUT)1102
  Greece (GRE)1102
  United States (USA)1102
7  France (FRA)1012
8  Israel (ISR)1001
  Norway (NOR)1001
10  Ukraine (UKR)0202
11  Canada (CAN)0101
  China (CHN)0101
  Czech Republic (CZE)0101
14  Denmark (DEN)0022
15  Argentina (ARG)0011
  Italy (ITA)0011
  Japan (JPN)0011
  Poland (POL)0011
  Slovenia (SLO)0011
  Sweden (SWE)0011
Totals (20 nations)11111133

Further readingEdit

  • "Digital Library Collection (Official Olympic Reports 1896 - 2008)". Digital Library Collection at la84.org. la84foundation. Retrieved 3 March 2014.

External linksEdit