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Sunday, 6 June 2004

The Games of Smiles

The clock is ticking, there is now a little over two months left until the start of the Olympic Games on the 13th of August.

Bearing this in mind, the Greek hosts are testing the facilities.

A basketball game will be played today in the new sports complex, which is built on the site of the former Athens airport.

Next week swimming and track cycling will be performed at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex; track and field events will be held in the Olympic Stadium, which is still classified as "work in progress".

It is reported that the President of Athens 2004, Gianna Angeloulos, has put pressure on the Greek Prime Minister to "pull his finger out"; in respect of hurrying things along.

Gianna Angeloulos is quoted as saying: "These Games must be the Games of smiles and not the Games of misery. Whatever outstanding issues there are, they must be solved."

Well said!

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