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Friday, 28 May 2004

Oops, Off Message

In a splendidly frank and honest admission the Greek Public Works Minister, George Souflias, has said that Greece may have made a mistake in taking on the Athens Olympics for this summer.

Costs seem to be out of control, with construction and security matters proving to be a major headache.

One particular tale, that probably best sums up the chaos wrt security and construction, has caught my eye.

It seems that one of the companies hired to dig the sewers for the Olympic sites, and lay the manhole covers over the sewers, has done a splendid job in respect of laying the nice new manhole covers.

Unfortunately, the cover nothing; as they neglected to dig the sewers.

These games are going to be fun!

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