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  • Greeks Turned On for Olympics


    07/13/04

    (ATR) - A new national survey shows that public support of the Athens Olympics is at an all-time high in Greece.

    The poll for the newspaper Eleftherotypia shows that 54 percent of Greeks will be positive for Greece, with more than 66 percent supporting the Games. More than 18 percent of those polled said they were once opposed to the Olympics, but have since changed their minds.

    But financial worries are also a part of the national psyche concerning the Olympics: 74 percent think that more money than needed has been spent to host the Games.