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  Olympic torch handed over to Brazilians  Athens: With 100 days to go before the Olympic Games begin in Rio, the Olympic flame has been handed over in Athens to the Brazilian authorities   Greek Olympics athlete banned after offensive tweet  London: Paraskevi Papachristou has been expelled from Greece's Olympic team for posting an offensive comment about African immigrants on Twitter Greece hands China Olympic torch

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  Athens: The torch has been handed over to Chinese officials at a ceremony in Athens, amid scuffles between police and pro-Tibet demonstrators
  A protester managed to breach the tight security during the torch lighting ceremony. He unfurled a banner, but was apprehended

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  Athens: Greece staged an exuberant closing ceremony to bring the curtain down on the Athens Games
  Argentina claims soccer gold  The team beat Paraguay 1-0   El Guerrouj, Holmes claim doubles  Morocco's Hicham El Guerrouj won the 5,000 meters to add to his 1,500 title. Holmes win both the 800 and 1,500 meters Spectator bundled marathon lider  Cornelius Horan, an Irish former priest ran onto the course and bundled Vanderlei de Lima into the crowd Aug.28   Men's Basketball: Argentina Beats Italy  Argentina is beating Italy 84-69 to win the Olympic men's title for the first time   British Stun U.S. in Sprint Relay  Britain took a shock gold in the men's Olympic 4x100 meters relay, pipping favorites by one hundredth of a second China Grabs 1st Men's Gold in Track  Liu Xiang, 21, took the men's 110 meters hurdles in a world record-equaling time United States Retains Both 4x400 Titles  Individual champion Jeremy Wariner running the third leg for the men's team Aug.27 Fischer on course for medal record Aug.26 U.S. women win gold medal in OT Crawford stormed to victory in 200m  The race will be remembered for the remarkable behaviour of the crowd Grael claims fifth medal Aug.25 Halkia win sends Athens crowd wild Austrian Allen wins triathlon gold First ever gold medal for Israel Aug.24 El Guerrouj grabs his Olympic gold Aug.23 Rumpus hits gymnastic final Shot put Korzhanenko stripped of gold  The winner of women's shot put has been stripped of her gold medal after failing a drugs test. Aug.22 Gatlin guns to 100m glory  Justin Gatlin ran 9.85 seconds to take a brilliant gold in one of the greatest sprint races of all time   Dope tests 'catch medallists'  A Greek Olympian has been stripped of his bronze medal, and a Russian gold medallist has also failed a test Aug.21   Phelps got record-tying 8th medal
  Phelps medals tied Soviet gymnast Dityatin's record at the boycotted 1980 Moscow Games
Nesterenko takes women's 100m gold  25-year-old Yuliya Nesterenko of Belarus won the Olympic gold medal in the sprint in a time of 10.93 seconds Aug.19 Patterson made gold in all-around  The 16-year-old dynamo beat Russian superstar Khorkina. She is the first U.S. woman to win the all-around since 1984 Aug.18 Van den Hoogenband wins 100 meters  Athens: Dutchman won big battle in the pool in Athens to retain his Olympic title Aug.14 Du Li wins first gold of Games  China claimed the first gold medal of the 28th Olympics, with a victory in the women's 10-meter air rifle event Aug.13   Glittering opening for Olympics
  The Games returned to their birthplace after 108 years with a glittering ceremony that featured more than 4,000 performers
 The ceremony set to put to memory construction delays and doping scandals. President Stephanopoulos opened the Games. 75,000 spectators inside the Olympic Stadium were joined by an estimated global TV audience of 4 billion. 10,500 athletes were competing under 202 flags
May.12 IOC: No doubts over Athens Games  The International Olympic Committee no longer doubts whether Greece will be ready to host the Summer Games

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1. 2016-04-27 Olympic torch handed over to Brazilians Athens
2. 2008-03-30 Greece hands China Olympic torch Athens
2008-03-24 Protest as Olympic torch is lit Greece
E. 2004-08-29 Olympics: Games Close Athens
F. 2004-08-29 Argentina claims soccer gold Greece
G. 2004-08-29 El Guerrouj, Holmes claim doubles Greece
H. 2004-08-29 Spectator bundled marathon lider Greece
I. 2004-08-28 Men's Basketball: Argentina Beats Italy Greece

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