The 2004 Simmer Olympic Gemmes, offeecially kent as the Games o the XXVIII Olympiad, wur a premier internaitional multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, frae 13 tae 29 August 2004 wi the motto Walcome Home. 10,625 athletes competit, some 600 mair nor expected, accompanied bi 5,501 team offeecials frae 201 kintras. Thare wur 301 medal events in 28 different sports. Athens 2004 marked the first time syne the 1996 Simmer Olympics that aw kintras wi a Naitional Olympic Committee wur in attendance. It wis an aa the first time syne 1896 (ither nor the syne-doungradit 1906 Intercalated Gemmes) that the Olympics wur held in Greece.