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ATHENS 2004: NEWSLETTER

July 23, 2004

Reporting from Athens: Ed Hula, Anthony Stavrinos, Jan McDonald Taxi Surcharge in the WorksTravel by taxi to Olympic venues could become more expensive under special rules bei...

Olympic Transport Ready Says Minister

July 28, 2004

The new tram line is part of the transport system for the Athens Olympics organized by the Greek government. Greek Transport Minister Michael Liapis says the Olympic transport...

No-Fly Zone, Blimp for Olympic Security

July 27, 2004

Blimp Over the Acropolis: An airship now patrols the Athens sky With 17 days to go to the Athens Olympics the city?s air defense against trouble during the Olympics now includ...

Olympic Security Won?t Stop Athens Party

July 26, 2004

Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis says despite maximum security for the Games “life will go on”. With just over two weeks to the opening of the Athens Olympics, Mayor Dora Bakoyann...

Roadworks Complete for Olympic Marathon

July 26, 2004

Widening of the highway from Marathon to Athens was completed over the weekend. The expansion of the highway from Marathon to Athens is completed, the final touches applied th...

Olympics Taxi Surcharge in the Works

July 23, 2004

A three euro surcharge may be coming for taxi rides to or from Olympic venues. Travel by taxi to the Olympic venues could become more expensive under special rules being consi...

Armed Guard Reports Stir Athens

July 22, 2004

(ATR) - The Greek Government has been forced into full spin mode to counter new reports about the use of armed guards during the Athens Olympics. U.S. officials say 400 U.S. ...

Greenspan To Shoot Olympics Film

July 22, 2004

Bud Greenspan, 77, first gained acclaim for his Olympic films with 22-part series, “The Olympiad”, produced in the 1970’s. (ATR) - Filmmaker Bud Greenspan will shoot the offic...

Two Days to Olympics, Soccer Kicks Off

August 11, 2004

The archway of the public domain area at Athens Olympic Sports Park will be filled with spectators by this weekend. (ATR) (ATR) The first competitions of the Athens Olympics a...

Former US President Arrives for Games

August 10, 2004

Former US President George H W Bush. Former US President George H W Bush has touched down in Greece for theAthens Olympics. And he has boarded a luxury yacht in the northern ...

Greek Antiquities Open to Olympic Media

August 09, 2004

Archeological sites such as the Parthenon are open to the world’s media with Olympic credentials. (ATR) (ATR) Around the Rings has been told that media accredited to cover the...

Rogge to Greece: Thanks for Patience

August 09, 2004

Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoulos and IOC President Jacques Rogge during a visit to the Athens Olympic Sports Park. (ATR) (ATR) With four days to the opening ceremony ...