Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Athens, Olympics, 2004, Hurricane Charley
Hurricane Charley (2004); Olympics
There is no doubt what I will remember most about the 2004 Olympic Games. It will not be the opening ceremonies, nor the historic setting of Athens, nor the amazing performance by Paul Hamm in the Men's Gymnastics all-around when he snatched victory from the jaws of defeat and left the arena with a gold medal. Unfortunately, it will be Hurricane Charley that left myself and many of my fellow Orlandoans without power and therefore unable to see the opening ceremonies. For some it is still not possible to see the games, as they remain without power in the sweltering heat of summer. Compared to those south of us, of course, we were fortunate.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "The Athens Olympics open" (2004). On Sport and Society. 672.