Athens 2004 Olympic Games

Type of event

  • Olympics

Event overview

Showforce were assigned to provide the crew for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Athens Olympics and Paralympics games. We were given a lead time of only six weeks to prepare, organise and execute the delivery of the service level agreement.

Overview/brief of Showforce’s involvement

Showforce set up a sister company in Athens to manage the operation, through which we were able to source and supply in excess of 450 local crew members to work alongside our project managers and specialist crew flown in from London to help deliver the 3 month project.


Amongst the many challenges we faced included the full IOC accreditation of all local sub contractors and the co ordination of a multi cultural work force, which we overcame with increased man hours on the project, the recruitment of Greek and multi lingual administrators, and professional support, supervision and management from our UK team.