"2004 Olympics Special" on Virgilio Sport

08/05/2004 - 00:00 PM

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Live events, a focus on Italian competitors and everything you need to feel the Olympic atmosphere

 The Athens Olympics officially open with the inaugural ceremony on August 13, but on August 9 Virgilio Sport launches the most detailed and feature-packed Olympic information centre on the Net, with a special focus on Italy's champions.

Live Web coverage of every single event is available on http://sport.virgilio.it/it/atene2004/index.html. The “Tutto live” news centre provides nonstop news about every event from eight in the morning to midnight, including live action photos. Virgilio Sport has a revolutionary four-level “time-line” calendar, with a day-by-day, hour-by-hour, sport-by-sport and event-by-event breakdown of what's on. Virgilio Sport is showcasing Italy's champions in a special “Azzurri” section, packed with information about Italy's Olympic competitors, including performance history, biographies and results.

Fans of Greece and the Olympic Games can find out about the Ancient Olympic Games extolled by Homer in the Iliad and the Odyssey, and learn about the champions who made history at all 26 modern-day Olympiads.

Virgilio Sport is Italy’s number one general portal sports channel (Nielsen, June 2004) with 45 million page views per month and over one million unique browsers. Virgilio Sport provides real-time updates, articles and features on all sports – football, motorcycling, basketball, swimming and less-popular sports – and live coverage of major sporting events.

Italy's leading Virgilio portal is acknowledged as the country's most exhaustive and authoritative homegrown tool for finding out what’s hot and what’s cool on Italian and worldwide web sites. Special features, recommendations and Web guides are organized into theme-based channels that take Italian-speaking users to all of the most popular and groundbreaking web destinations. Online since 1996, Virgilio is a Telecom Italia Media Group product. http://www.virgilio.it/