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Table 1 Health promotion programs implemented prior to and/or during the Athens 2004 Olympic and Para Olympic Games

From: Health promotion programs related to the Athens 2004 Olympic and Para Olympic games

Agency Number of Programs Type of Activity (cost) Time Period Target Population
Athens 2004 Organizing Committee Two (2) 1. Non-smoking policy (€25,000)
2. Free distribution of condoms (€25,000)
1. For two years prior to, and during the Games
2. During the Games
1. Spectators, volunteers, and staff of AOC
2. Everyone who had access to the Olympic village
Ministries of the Greek Government Two (2) 1. Brochures and CD- ROM (three languages) to promote the Mediterranean diet. Exhibit of traditional food products (€28,000)
2. Brochure with travel-related health information about Greece (€20,000)
1. For six months prior to the Olympic Games and during the Olympic period
2. During the OlympicPeriod
1. Journalists and the general population
2. Visitors of Greece
The National School of Public Health Two (2) 1. Brochure/Posters on how to prevent heat disorders (€10,000)
2. Brochure for healthy swimming (€15,000)
1. For three months prior to, and during the Olympic period
2. During the Olympic Period
1. Athletes, visitors and the general population
2. Visitors and the general population
Municipalities Hosting Olympic Events One (1) 1. Brochure on healthy cities (€60,000) 1. For two years prior to the Games 1. The general population
Official Private Sponsors of the Games Three (3) 1. Brochures and TV/Radio advertisements on physical activity (N/A)
2. Brochures, TV/Radio advertisements, and lectures on physical activity and the Olympic Games (€600,000)
3. Brochure on diet (N/A)
1. For two years prior to, and during the Games
2. For two years prior to, and during the Games
3. For one year prior to the Games
1. The general population, spectators, students, and women
2. School students
3. School students