Monday, March 29, 2004

2004 Titan Games. Tickets Available March 29

2004 Titan Games, Built by The Home Depot,

Will Re-Ignite Atlanta’s Olympic Spirit

Tickets Available March 29

ATLANTA (March 29, 2004) – The Titan Games, Built by The Home Depot, isn’t all the Olympic sports, just the most painful ones.

The road to Athens for America’s elite boxers, fencers, shot-putters, wrestlers, weightlifters and judo and taekwondo athletes will come to Atlanta June 18-20 in Olympic competition against the world’s best in each of these sports.

This unique mini-sports festival will feature simultaneous action in four “battle zones” on the floor of Philips Arena. Centennial Olympic Park will serve as a backdrop and come alive with music, entertainment, Olympic-themed attractions and additional competition arenas. On its way to Athens, the Olympic Torch will make an appearance in a city-wide Olympic celebration in the park the evening of June 18.

“No other city in the nation can match the passion that Atlanta has for the Olympics,” said Billy Payne, former ACOG CEO. “Atlanta’s history for hosting Olympic events has created a lasting Olympic legacy and the Titan Games will be a huge part of it.”

Tickets are $25 (lower level), $20 (mezzanine) and $12 (upper level) and will be available for each of the three sessions March 29. Call Ticketmaster at 404-249-6400.

With U.S. Olympic Team athletes expected to compete in all seven sports, the 2004 Titan Games will be unprecedented in assembling the most U.S. Olympic Team members ever prior to the start of Olympic competition. The event will come less than two months before the start of the Olympic Summer Games in Athens, Greece.

A “U.S. vs. the world” format will pit Olympic team athletes against top competition from around the world including athletes from Canada, Iran, Hungary, Korea, Mexico and the Republic of Georgia.

“This will be the largest and most competitive field of Olympic athletes assembled in the United States since the 1996 Summer Games,” said Jim Scherr, United States Olympic Committee chief executive. “And with the actual athletes that will make up our Olympic teams, we should see some fierce competition.”

The 2004 Titan Games will be Built by The Home Depot, as the Atlanta-based home improvement retailer will be the presenting sponsor of the event. Other sponsors supporting the event include adidas, Anheuser-Busch, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Kodak and United Airlines. For more information on the Titan Games, log on to


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Matt Garvey

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