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Scott Pitoniak is blogging for the (Rochester, N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle
Kevin Tresolini is blogging for The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal
Rob Scheer is blogging for The Indianapolis Star
Olympics blogs from the staff of The Detroit News
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Team USA rower Kent Smack shows off flags he gathered from other athletes Sunday during the closing ceremony of the Athens 2004 Olympics. (Gannett News Service, Robert Scheer) | More photos
FLASH PHOTO GALLERY: Images from Sunday's closing ceremonies
MIKE LOPRESTI IN ATHENS
5:40 pm | August 29, 2004 | Aristotle would have been proud ... the Greeks pulled it off. They can take a rightful bow, and would probably appreciate an apology.
COMMENTARY AND PERSPECTIVE
IAN O'CONNOR | The (Westchester, N.Y.) Journal News
The Summer Games belong here, in the Olympic cradle, and just one pilgrimage to Ancient Olympia would tell you that. Zeus doesn't play Paris or Moscow, London or Times Square. This is the gods' homecourt. It shouldn't go abandoned for the next 108 years.
CHRISTINE BRENNAN | USA TODAY
One of the great upsets in sports history came to pass Sunday night at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games -- simply put, Athens did it.
DAN BICKLEY | The Arizona Republic
There is a platinum medal to be awarded. There are three teams competing for the highest honor of the 2004 Olympics. They're not men's teams.
LYNN HENNING | The Detroit News
The verbal fracas after the U.S. men's basketball team's victory over Spain further illustrates how a once-mighty basketball power has gone from beloved to hated.
BOB KRAVITZ | The Indianapolis Star
On a day that was Olympic in scope both for its shock value and its intrinsic weirdness, the American delegation had what can only be described as a really lousy 24 hours.
9:32 pm | August 29, 2004 | With a national record 63 medals, 32 of them gold, China's athletes showed in Athens they are primed to pump up host-country passions four years from now with a serious run at the USA's Summer Games medal supremacy.
7:39 pm | August 29, 2004 | Andre Ward was the first U.S. boxer to win a gold medal at the Athens Olympics, ending two weeks of frustration for the team that once dominated in the ring.
6:59 pm | August 29, 2004 | Steven Lopez's gold medal in the taekwondo competition was one of a flurry of medals at the Games' finish that pushed the United States over its publicly stated goal of 100 medals and kept the U.S. team on top of the medal count for a third consecutive Olympics.
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