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Rogge: Athens 'unforgettable, dream Games'

Updated: August 29, 2004, 4:54 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Four years ago, the IOC warned Athens was in danger of losing the Olympics because of severe delays. On Sunday night, the verdict was vastly different.

"These Games were unforgettable, dream Games,'' International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said in his speech at the Closing Ceremonies of the 17-day festival.

Former IOC chief Juan Antonio Samaranch made a habit of lauding host cities for staging "best ever'' Games. But Rogge, who succeeded Samaranch ...

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