IKONOS Satellite Photo Advisory – Olympic Venues, Athens

Space Imaging has announced the release of Satellite Images of the Athens Olympic Venues 

June 17, 2004 – As the start of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece nears, much scrutiny is being given whether construction of the Olympic venues will be completed on time for the opening ceremony on Aug. 13, 2004. Space Imaging’s IKONOS satellite has taken a snapshot of Athens to show the status of construction at the thee major venues. The one-meter resolution satellite images of Athens were collected on June 13, 2004.  

The images may be used in print, broadcast and Web to support reporting on this story. It is best displayed at 1:1 and may be cropped. Photo credit must be given to "Space Imaging."


Athens Olympic Sports Complex (3.2 MB)

The Athens Olympic Sports Complex includes the Olympic Stadium (home of the opening and closing ceremonies), the Olympic Aquatic Center, Olympic Indoor Hall (gymnastics and basketball finals), Olympic Tennis Center, and the Olympic Velodrome (cycling).

Image Source: Space Imaging

Helliniko Olympic Complex (5.5 MB)

The Helliniko Olympic Complex features the Indoor Arena (basketball preliminaries) and Fencing Hall, the Olympic Baseball Center and Softball Stadium, the Olympic Canoe/Kayak Slalom Center, and the Olympic Hockey Center.

Image Source: Space Imaging

Faliro Olympic Complex (4.4 MB)

The Faliro Olympic Complex is comprised of three Olympic venues, the Sports Pavilion (taekwondo and handball), the Olympic Beach Volleyball Center, and the Peace and Friendship Stadium (volleyball).

Satellite Images from Earlier Dates

Space Imaging and its Regional Affiliate in Munich, Germany (European Space Imaging) have IKONOS satellite images of Athens showing these same three Olympic venues taken on May 15, 2001, June 14, 2003 and March 20, 2004. To obtain these images contact Mark Brender 703-558-0309; mbrender@spaceimaging.com.

To download the image, click on an above link, allow the image to fully load in your Web browser window. Right-click (Mac, Control-click) and select "Save Picture As" and save to your computer. 

Media inquiries regarding the satellite imagery: Gary Napier, 303-254-2106