Sailing
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
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VenuesAgios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre
DatesFirst race: 14 August 2004 (2004-08-14)
Last race: 28 August 2004 (2004-08-28)
Competitors400 (261 male, 139 female) from 61 nations
Boats268
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Sailing/Yachting is an Olympic sport that has been part of the Olympic programme starting from the Games of the 1st Olympiad (1896 Olympics in Athens, Greece). With the exception of 1904 and possibly the canceled 1916 Summer Olympics, sailing has always been included on the Olympic schedule. The Sailing program in 2004 consisted of eleven disciplines divided over nine sailing classes. For each discipline multiple races were scheduled between 14 and 28 August 2004 along the coast near Athens. Athens hosted the Olympic sailing competitions for the second time, having previously done so during the 1896 Summer Olympics. However, in 1896, the sailing competition was cancelled due to heavy storms and further bad weather conditions. This time the weather conditions were good. The sailing event was executed on the several types of Olympic courses in different course areas using the 'Fleetrace' and 'Matchrace' formats.[1]

Venue

Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre
Ολυμπιακό Κέντρο Ιστιοπλοϊας Αγίου Κοσμά
Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre.png
Former namesAgios Kosmos Marina
General information
StatusCompleted
TypeOlympic harbor
LocationCoastal area of Southern Attica
AddressPoseidonos Avenue, 16777
Town or cityElliniko
Country Greece
Coordinates37°52′36″N 23°43′39″E / 37.87667°N 23.72750°E / 37.87667; 23.72750Coordinates: 37°52′36″N 23°43′39″E / 37.87667°N 23.72750°E / 37.87667; 23.72750
ElevationSealevel
Construction started1960's
Completed31 January 2004
Opened2 August 2004
Inaugurated13 August 2004
Renovation cost€ 10,500,000
ClientGreece Olympic Committee
OwnerSeirios AE
Technical details
Floor area336,289 square metres (3,619,780 sq ft)
Design and construction
Main contractorMinistry for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works.
Other information
Seating typeFor medal ceremonies
Seating capacity1,600 spectators

According to the IOC statutes, the contests in all sport disciplines must be held either in, or as close as possible to the city which the IOC has chosen. Among others, an exception can be made for the Olympic sailing events. However the situation in Athens is very suitable for sailing. Therefore, the racing was organized at the Agios Kosmos Marina at the coastal area of Southern Attica some 14 km south of Athens city centre and close to the old airport. This harbor was built in the 1960s but for the 2004 Summer Games it was completely reconstructed to form the Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre. The Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre was completed on 31 January 2004. On clear day the Acropolis could be seen from the course areas.

Competition

Overview

Continents Countries Disciplines Classes Boats Women Men Sailors
6 60 11 9 268 139 261 400

Continents

Countries

During the 2004 Summer Olympics sixty one countries competed in the Olympic sailing regattas. Australia, France, Italy, Great Britain, Greece, Spain and the USA were each present in all classes with a total of eighteen sailors (7 women and 11 men) per country.

Countries that participated in the Sailing event of the 2004 Olympic Games.      Blue: Water      Gray: Never participated in OG      Dark Gray: Participated in earlier OG      Green: Country participated for the first time      Dark Blue: Country participated also on previous games      Red: Country boycotted the sailing event of the OG
Countries that participated in the Sailing event of the 2004 Olympic Games.
Blue: Water
Gray: Never participated in OG
Dark Gray: Participated in earlier OG
Green: Country participated for the first time
Dark Blue: Country participated also on previous games
Red: Country boycotted the sailing event of the OG
 Argentina (ARG)  Australia (AUS)  Austria (AUT)  Belgium (BEL)
 Bermuda (BER)  Belarus (BLR)  Brazil (BRA)  Bahrain (BRN)
 Bulgaria (BUL)  Canada (CAN)  Chile (CHI)  China (CHN)
 Croatia (CRO)  Cyprus (CYP)  Czech Republic (CZE)  Denmark (DEN)
 Spain (ESP)  Estonia (EST)  Finland (FIN)  France (FRA)
 Great Britain (GBR)  Germany (GER)  Greece (GRE)  Hong Kong (HKG)
 Hungary (HUN)  Indonesia (INA)  India (IND)  Ireland (IRL)
 Iceland (ISL)  Israel (ISR)  Virgin Islands (ISV)  Italy (ITA)
 Japan (JPN)  South Korea (KOR)  Latvia (LAT)  Lithuania (LTU)
 Malaysia (MAS)  Mexico (MEX)  Malta (MLT)  Netherlands (NED)
 Norway (NOR)  New Zealand (NZL)  Peru (PER)  Poland (POL)
 Portugal (POR)  Puerto Rico (PUR)  South Africa (RSA)  Russia (RUS)
 Seychelles (SEY)  Singapore (SIN)  Slovenia (SLO)  Switzerland (SUI)
 Slovakia (SVK)  Sweden (SWE)  Thailand (THA)  Tunisia (TUN)
 Turkey (TUR)  Ukraine (UKR)  Uruguay (URU)  United States (USA)
 Venezuela (VEN)

Classes (equipment)

Class Type Event Sailors Trapeze Mainsail Jib/Genoa Spinnaker First OG Olympics so far
Europe Dinghy
Venus symbol.svg
1 0 + 1992 4
Mistral One Design Class Sailboard
Venus symbol.svg
1 0 + 1996 3
Mistral One Design Class Sailboard
Mars symbol.svg
1 0 + 1996 3
Laser Dinghy
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1 0 + 1996 3
Finn Dinghy
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1 0 + 1952 14
470 Dinghy
Venus symbol.svg
2 1 + + + 1988 5
470 Dinghy
Mars symbol.svg
2 1 + + + 1976 8
49er Dinghy
Cercle noir 100%.svg
2 2 + + + 2000 2
Tornado Multihull
Cercle noir 100%.svg
2 2 + + + 1976 8
Yngling Keelboat
Venus symbol.svg
3 0 + + + 2004 1
Star Keelboat
Mars symbol.svg
2 0 + + - 1932 16

Race schedule

 ●  Opening ceremony  ●  Practice races  ●  Competition day  ●  Last day of racing  ●  Closing ceremony
Date August
12
Thu
13
Fri
14
Sat
15
Sun
16
Mon
17
Tue
18
Wed
19
Thu
20
Fri
21
Sat
22
Sun
23
Mon
24
Tue
25
Wed
26
Thu
27
Fri
28
Sat
29
Sun
Women's
Sailing     Men's
Mixed




2 2
2 2
 
2 2 2 2
1 2 2
2
2
2
 
1 2 2
2
2 1
1 2 2 2
2 2 2
2 3
1 2 2 2
1 2 2
2 2
1 2
2
2 3
2
2 2
2
 
2
2 2
2
2 1
1 2
 
1
3
 
2
2
 
2
2
Women's
Finals     Men's
Mixed

 
 


 

 


 
 
 
 

Total gold medals 1 2 3 2 2 2
Ceremonies

Medal summary

Women's events

Games Gold Silver Bronze
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2004: Women's Mistral One Design
details

 France (FRA)
Faustine Merret
 China (CHN)
Yin Jian
 Italy (ITA)
Alessandra Sensini
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2004: Europe
details

 Norway (NOR)
Siren Sundby
 Czech Republic (CZE)
Lenka Smidova
 Denmark (DEN)
Signe Livbjerg
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2004: Women's 470
details

 Greece (GRE)
Sofia Bekatorou
Aimilia Tsoulfa
 Spain (ESP)
Sandra Azón
Natalia Vía Dufresne
 Sweden (SWE)
Therese Torgersson
Vendela Zachrisson
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2004: Yngling
details

 Great Britain (GBR)
Shirley Robertson
Sarah Webb
Sarah Ayton
 Ukraine (UKR)
Ruslana Taran
Ganna Kalinina
Svitlana Matevusheva
 Denmark (DEN)
Dorte Jensen
Helle Jespersen
Christina Otzen

Men's events

Games Gold Silver Bronze
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2004: Men's Mistral One Design
details

 Israel (ISR)
Gal Fridman
 Greece (GRE)
Nikolaos Kaklamanakis
 Great Britain (GBR)
Nick Dempsey
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2004: Finn
details

 Great Britain (GBR)
Ben Ainslie
 Spain (ESP)
Rafael Trujillo
 Poland (POL)
Mateusz Kusznierewicz
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2004: Men's 470
details

 United States (USA)
Paul Foerster
Kevin Burnham
 Great Britain (GBR)
Nick Rogers
Joe Glanfield
 Japan (JPN)
Kazuto Seki
Kenjiro Todoroki
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2004: Star
details

 Brazil (BRA)
Torben Grael
Marcelo Ferreira
 Canada (CAN)
Ross MacDonald
Mike Wolfs
 France (FRA)
Pascal Rambeau
Xavier Rohart

Open events

Games Gold Silver Bronze
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2004: Laser
details

 Brazil (BRA)
Robert Scheidt
 Austria (AUT)
Andreas Geritzer
 Slovenia (SLO)
Vasilij Žbogar
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2004: 49er
details

 Spain (ESP)
Iker Martínez
Xabier Fernández
 Ukraine (UKR)
Rodion Luka
George Leonchuk
 Great Britain (GBR)
Chris Draper
Simon Hiscocks
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2004: Tornado
details

 Austria (AUT)
Roman Hagara
Hans Peter Steinacher
 United States (USA)
John Lovell
Charlie Ogletree
 Argentina (ARG)
Santiago Lange
Carlos Espínola

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Great Britain (GBR)2125
2 Brazil (BRA)2002
3 Spain (ESP)1203
4 Austria (AUT)1102
 Greece (GRE)1102
 United States (USA)1102
7 France (FRA)1012
8 Israel (ISR)1001
 Norway (NOR)1001
10 Ukraine (UKR)0202
11 Canada (CAN)0101
 China (CHN)0101
 Czech Republic (CZE)0101
14 Denmark (DEN)0022
15 Argentina (ARG)0011
 Italy (ITA)0011
 Japan (JPN)0011
 Poland (POL)0011
 Slovenia (SLO)0011
 Sweden (SWE)0011
Totals (20 entries)11111133

Further reading

References

  1. ^ "Sailing at the 2004 Summer Olympics". Olympedia. Retrieved 29 June 2020.