Bids for the 2004 Summer Olympics

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Bids for the
2004 (2004) Summer Olympics and Paralympics
Overview
Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
XII Paralympic Games
Missing logo.
Athens
Rome · Cape Town · Stockholm · Buenos Aires
Details
Committee IOC
Election venue Lausanne
106th IOC Session
Map
Missing location of the bidding cities.
Location of the bidding cities
Important dates
Decision September 5, 1997
Decision
Winner Athens (66 votes)
Runner-up Rome (41 votes)

Five cities made the shortlist with their bids to host the 2004 Summer Olympics (formally known as Games of the XXVIII Olympiad), which were awarded to Athens, on September 5, 1997. The other shortlisted cities were Rome, Cape Town, Stockholm and Buenos Aires.

Final selection[edit]

In the first round of voting, Buenos Aires and Cape Town tied with the lowest number of votes. Round two was therefore a tie-breaker round between the two cities, with Buenos Aires being eliminated. Stockholm was the next city to be eliminated followed by Cape Town. The final round saw Athens receive enough votes to defeat Rome and win the right to host the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Official voting results[edit]

Athens was the leader in all rounds of voting, except in Round 2, which was a tie-breaker due to a first round tie between Cape Town and Buenos Aires. Cape Town won that round over Buenos Aires, before losing out in the 4th round.

2004 Host City Election — ballot results
City Country (NOC) Round 1 Run-off Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
Athens  Greece 32 38 52 66
Rome  Italy 23 28 35 41
Cape Town  South Africa 16 62 22 20
Stockholm  Sweden 20 19
Buenos Aires  Argentina 16 44

Bidding cities[edit]

Candidate cities[edit]

The Colosseum, one of Rome's most famous landmarks.
Man and Pegasus statue at Millesgården, in Lidingö.
Logo
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City Country National Olympic Committee Result
Athens  Greece Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) Winner
The city of Athens, Greece, submitted a bid for the 2004 Games and won the election in the final round of voting, defeating Rome. Athens previously hosted the 1896 Summer Olympics and bid for the 1944 and 1996 Games.[1] Athens' campaign logo is represented by a watercolor version of an Olympic cauldron, with the flame shaped as capital "A".
Rome  Italy Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) First runner-up
The city of Rome, Italy, submitted a bid for the 2004 Games and lost the election in the final round of voting, being defeated by Athens. Rome previously hosted the 1960 Summer Olympics and was awarded the 1908 Summer Olympics, but the 1906 eruption of Mount Vesuvius forced the Italians to return the Games to the IOC. Rome also bid for the 1924, 1936 and 1944 Games.[1] Rome's campaign logo depicts an stylized version of Coloseum, backgrounded by the sun.
Cape Town  South Africa South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) Second runner-up
The city of Cape Town, South Africa, submitted a bid for the 2004 Games and received the third most votes, tying with Buenos Aires in the first round of voting and winning the run-off. Cape Town never hosted the Summer Olympics or bid before.[1] Cape Town's campaign logo consists of an stylized map of Africa colored with the colors of the Olympic rings, which is formed around the location of Capital Town, in the south of the continent.
Stockholm  Sweden Swedish Olympic Committee (SOK) Third runner-up
The city of Stockholm, Sweden, submitted a bid for the 2004 Games and was eliminated in the third round of voting. Stockholm previously hosted the 1912 Summer Olympics, as well as co-hosted the 1956 Summer Olympics with Melbourne.[1] Stockholm's campaign logo depicts the statue Man and Pegasus, located at Millesgården, just outside Stockholm.
Buenos Aires  Argentina Argentine Olympic Committee (COA) Fourth runner-up
The city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, submitted a bid for the 2004 Games and was eliminated in a run-off against Cape Town, since both cities tied in the first round of voting. Buenos Aires never hosted the Summer Olympics, but bid for the 1936, 1956, 1968 Games.[1] Buenos Aires' campaign logo displays a bird with open wings in blue, recalling the Argentine national colors and its flag.

Applicant cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Past Olympic Host City Election Results". GamesBids. Retrieved August 21, 2012. 

See also[edit]