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UPDATED: 09:03, September 29, 2004
Paralympics Athens 2004 - facts and figures
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Following are facts and figures of the 12th Paralympic Games, which concluded in Athens Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004:

Almost 50 Broadcasters were present in Athens (new record).

The total number of tickets sold was almost 800,000.

More than 3,200 Media representatives were accredited.

A record of 136 nations and regions (new record, breaking Sydney 's of 123) participated in Athens Games.

The total number of athletes in was 3,969 (2,763 men and 1,206 women), which is also a new record, compared to the 3,843 in Sydney.

The Greek athletes were 135.

680 torchbearers carried the Paralympic flame in a 410-kilometer journey through 54 municipalities of Attica (Greater Athens).

China won 141 medals (63 gold, 46 silver, 32 bronze), topping the final medal standings, which featured a total of 75 teams.

Greece won 20 medals (3 gold, 13 silver, 4 bronze), 9 more than in Sydney.

The most decorated athlete in the Athens Paralympic Games was Japanese swimmer Mayumi Narita, with 7 gold and one bronze medals.

304 world records and 448 Paralympic records were broken in Athens.

More than 600 doping tests have been conducted in the Athens Paralympic Games and seven of them positive.

19 Paralympic sports were held in the Athens Paralympic Games, at 20 games venues.


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