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Alexandria 08-13-2004 10:41 AM

Spanish Royals in Greece for the 2004 Olympic Games
 
From Seegerpress, there are many pictures of the Spanish royals (so far Sofia, Cristina and Inaki who is a member of the board for the Spanish Olympic team, and Pilar who is a member of the IOC) in Greece for the Olympics. It must be a nice homecoming of sorts for the Queen!

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/top...ER00122100.jpg

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/top...ER00122096.jpg

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/top...ER00122101.jpg

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/top...ER00122097.jpg

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/top...ER00122098.jpg

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/top...ER00122092.jpg

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/top...ER00122093.jpg

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/top...ER00122102.jpg
Pilar

kate14 08-13-2004 10:56 AM

Thanks for posting the links, Alexandria.

Infanta Pilar is a very Beautiful Women. It is always nice to see her:)

Alexandria 08-13-2004 06:14 PM

ATHENS, Greece: Spain's Queen Sofia (R) sits with her sister Princess Irene of Greece prior to the start of the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Games at the Olympic stadium in Athens, 13 August 2004. Some 10,000 athletes representing 202 countries are marching together in front of 70,000 spectators at the opening ceremony, kicking off a fortnight of sporting competition that is costing 7.2 billion USD to stage. AFP PHOTO / Roberto SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read Roberto SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/51...C30E9B9B114CE8

lucys 08-13-2004 07:33 PM

A few more of Queen Sofia--understandably thrilled to be at the olympics in Athens--her home town.
Taking a picture: http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/51...C30E9B9B114CE8
With the President of Germany: http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/51...C30E9B9B114CE8
With Former king of Bulgaria: http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/51...C30E9B9B114CE8

Alexandria 08-13-2004 10:58 PM

I finally got to see the opening ceremonies re-run (big time difference from where I live and Greece) on my local Olympic network. They showed Sofia several times, when the Spanish athletes came out during the Parade of Nations and also behind Willem of the Netherlands when the Dutch athletes came out. Sofia had so much enthusiasm it was infectious! (Okay, so I had had a couple of drinks while I was watching it at the bar but I know that I did not imagine Sofia's enthusiasm! :p) She was even waving her handkerchief or flag when the Dutch team came out.

I also saw Cristina and Jaime de Marichalar while the choir was singing but did not see Inaki or Elena. Jaime looked quite stern. Being at the Olympics must be a bit nostalgic for Cristina -- it was the Salt Lake City (or was it Atlanta? :confused: ) games that Cristina and Inaki met even though they didn't start a relationship until after the Olympics.

sara1981 08-14-2004 12:29 AM

what about Crown Prince Felipe and Crown Letizia of Austria? if both still there or dont attend?

Sara Boyce

mybags 08-14-2004 02:21 AM

I saw Princess Elena on TV. She was cheering on the Greeks as they entered the arena. She looked quite happy. I thought I saw Prince Ali of Jordan carrying a picture of Abdullah while the Jordanian delegation was marching in.

HMQueenElizabethII 08-14-2004 02:55 AM

Spanish Royals in Greece for the Olympics
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alexandria
I finally got to see the opening ceremonies re-run (big time difference from where I live and Greece) on my local Olympic network. They showed Sofia several times, when the Spanish athletes came out during the Parade of Nations and also behind Willem of the Netherlands when the Dutch athletes came out. Sofia had so much enthusiasm it was infectious! (Okay, so I had had a couple of drinks while I was watching it at the bar but I know that I did not imagine Sofia's enthusiasm! :p) She was even waving her handkerchief or flag when the Dutch team came out.

I also saw Cristina and Jaime de Marichalar while the choir was singing but did not see Inaki or Elena. Jaime looked quite stern. Being at the Olympics must be a bit nostalgic for Cristina -- it was the Salt Lake City (or was it Atlanta? :confused: ) games that Cristina and Inaki met even though they didn't start a relationship until after the Olympics.

No Alexandria.Elena also attended.I saw her.She sat near Cristina.

lucys 08-14-2004 08:38 AM

Inaki was sitting with the Spanish Olympic Committee because he is vice president.

Sara1981--Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia may attend later, but this weekend they have to fly to the Dominican Republic for the inauguration of the president.

The Queen must be very happy to be back in Greece.

Alexandria 08-14-2004 09:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucys
Inaki was sitting with the Spanish Olympic Committee because he is vice president.

The Queen must be very happy to be back in Greece.

Yes, I realized that after reading some othe messages on another MB. It completely left my mind last night that Inaki would be with the Spanish committee just as Pilar was sitting with the other members of the IOC. :o

From the images I saw last night I think Sofia looked down right exuberant to be back in Greece and cheering on the Spanish team. The best of both worlds for her! :)

Alexandria 08-14-2004 02:46 PM

Athens, GREECE: Spain's Princess Christina and her husband, former handball player Inaki Undargarin, attend the first match of the Olympic handball competition between South Korea and Spain in Athens, 14 August 2004. AFP PHOTO/Hrvoje POLAN (Photo credit should read HRVOJE POLAN/AFP/Getty Images)

http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/51...C30E9B9B114CE8

lucys 08-14-2004 03:40 PM

ATHENS, GREECE - AUGUST 14: Queen Sofia of Spain writes her signature on the Olympic Truce wall to mark a symbolic call for the observance of the Olympic Truce during the Athens 2004 Olympic and Paralympic Games on August 14, 2004 in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/51...57C85AE85A779B

Lyonnaise 08-19-2004 09:59 AM

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Queen Sofia of Spain claps after Carlos Moya of Spain won the second set in his match against Ivo Karlovic of Croatia in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece 18 August 2004. Moya went on to win in three sets 4-6, 7-6, 6-4. AFP PHOTO/ ROBERTO SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
The Queen is sitted with International Tennis Federation Executive Vice-President Spaniard Juan Margets.

Ennyllorac 08-20-2004 10:01 PM

Infanta Elena and Don Jaime.
 
Is it me or is the body language between Infanta ELena and Don Jaime quite "frosty"?

Ennyllorac 08-20-2004 10:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alexandria
The Spanish royals seem to be everywhere at the Olympics games -- and Felipe and Letizia aren't even there yet! How is the Spanish team doing? There is not much coverage of the Spanish athletes when I am from -- of course our CBC is focused mainly on the Canadian athletes. (I heard on my drive home from work earlier this afternoon that of the 41 countries particpating, Canada is in 41st place in terms of receiving medals. :( Smaller and less well-known countries than Canada have won more medals than us, which goes to show you, size does not matter!)

When are Felipe and Letizia due to arrive in Greece?

rere 08-21-2004 01:01 AM

In my opinion, the body language between Infanta ELena and Don Jaime isn't frosty. They look happier at the games then at the wedding.

lucys 08-21-2004 08:06 AM

Quote:

How is the Spanish team doing? There is not much coverage of the Spanish athletes when I am from -- of course our CBC is focused mainly on the Canadian athletes.
It's only natural for each country to cover their own athletes. The Spanish team had a disappointing first week--they won a few silvers and a bronze.

Remember when it was always the USSR vs the USA in the medal race? Now its always USA vs China--I think I just aged myself with that comment!

Conde Valleverde 08-24-2004 07:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by electrivicki
The Spanish royals seem to be everywhere at the Olympics games ...and Spain ONLY 10 ...

I think we need not to have a person with such a rude quote in this Forum.

Ennyllorac 08-24-2004 07:55 AM

Conde,


I totally agree and it is being taken care of as soon as possible.

lucys 08-24-2004 04:20 PM

This photos will make you melt!
Athens, GREECE: Queen Sofia of Spain is tickled by her grandson Juan while watching Spain play Germany in the men's handball quarter-final clash at the Athens 2004 sports pavillion 24 August 2004. AFP
http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/51...C30E9B9B114CE8

But then he got sad because after an epic game Spain lost to the world champs in penalties.
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com..._olyhan411.jpg


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