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Athens Olympics


   From 13th to 29th August 2004, the Olympic Games returned to Greece, the cradle of the Ancient Games but also the site of the first modern Olympic Games. 10.625 athletes representing 201 nations took part in the event. The total number of events on the programme was 301 (one more than in Sydney in 2000). For the first time, women’s wrestling appeared on the programme.


For the 23rd time, the M.O.C. responded to the I.O.C.'s invitation by entering 3 athletes for the XXVIII Olympic Games organised in Athens.



Presentation of the Monegasque delegation to the press :



Pictured with H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Albert (from left to right) S. Gattuso, J.L. Lecharpentier (swimming coach), F. Pasetti, J.L. Ravera, S. Maggi, Y. Lambin-Berti, Mr Henry Rey, S. Bertrand (head of mission), F. Choquard, H.E.Mr Patrick Leclercq, François-Xavier Paquot.


The Monegasque delegation led by Sylvie Bertrand, (head of mission) is made up of H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Albert, Ms Yvette Lambin Berti, Mr Denis Ravera, H.E. Mr Patrick Leclercq, Minister of State, Mr Philippe Deslandes, Government Counsellor for the Interior, Sébastien Gattuso and Frédéric Choquard (trainer), J.L. Ravera, J.L. Lecharpentier (swimming coach), Fabienne Pasetti, J.M. Giraldi (shooting trainer).


The Monegasque delegation enters the Olympic Stadium



The events :

  • Shooting: Fabienne Pasetti ranks 43rd in the women’s 10m air rifle event ;
  • Swimming: Jean-Laurent Ravera took part in the 2nd series of the 100m freestyle, in which he finished 7th beating his own record and ranking 62nd out of 71 entrants.



  • Athletics: Sébastien Gattuso, in the 10th and ultimate series of the 100m flat in lane n° 9, reaching the finish line after a 10”58 sprint, matching his national record, and earning him 54th place out of 84 entrants.