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Monday, 5 July 2004

A Pyrrhic Victory

Well done to Greece on winning Euro 2004 yesterday.

There were parties in the streets in Greece and London last night, as Greek fans rightly celebrated a surprise victory for the underdog.

However, once the hangovers have subsided minds may need to be concentrated on the Olympics 2004 which are being held in Athens this August.

It seems that ticket sales are not going that well, with some 3 million tickets out of 5 million yet to be sold.

Although half of the deluxe hotels have been reserved for the "usual suspects" (ie those dignitaries and their entourage who always go to Olympic "shindigs"), it is reported that other hotels are not filling up as hoped for.

Private home owners, who signed up to rent their homes out during the Olympic Games, are also reported to be having trouble finding customers. It seems that out of 20000 homes available for rent, only 900 have been booked.

I have said it before, and will say it again, when something doesn't sell cut the selling price.

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