The Olympics

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Monday, 10 May 2004

Welcome to "The Village"

Good news, the Athens Olympic Village at the foot of Mount Parnitha, will open 3 weeks before the Olympic Games start.

Over 16,000 athletes and their entourages will be accommodated there.

Some statistics:

  • 2292 air conditioned apartments

  • 10000 staff

  • 71 days days of life, until it closes on 1 October

  • Multi faith; Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Jew and Hindu, will all have places for prayer and counseling

  • Restaurants a plenty, from kosher to halal

  • Shopping mall facilities including; a museum, shops, a bank, a library, a post office, hairdressers, snack bars, internet cafes, video games rooms and massage rooms.

Needless to say, it also has some athletic facilities; should the contestants feel the need to "stretch their legs".

Once the Olympic Games are over, the area will be used for low cost public housing.

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