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05 December, 2002
Athens 2004 Olympic Games Organizing Committee (ATHOC) on Wednesday announced that 47,000 people from Greece and abroad applied to render volunteer services during the Games.
The announcement came in light of Thursday's International Day of Volunteerism.
According to ATHOC, 61.37 per cent of the volunteers are Greek residents, 12.01 Greek expatriates, 22.97 per cent foreign nationals and 2.15 per cent foreign nationals residing in Greece.
The majority of the applicants (56 per cent) are women and 73 per cent all applicants are between the ages of 18 and 34, while 34 per cent of the total declared that they had a previous experience as volunteers.
Source: Athens News Agency