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Friday, 13 August 2004

All The Presidents' Men

The great and the good are arriving in Athens, in readiness for tonight's opening ceremony.

Tony Blair, the British Prime Minister arrived yesterday. The Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, arrived this morning.

President Bush senior "pitched his tent" on Thursday, in the yacht Dumara; which is owned by Spyros Latsis, a Greek financier.

Other leaders coming along include; French President Jacques Chirac, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Silvio Berlusconi of Italy.

There will be a reception today, hosted by Greek President Costis Stephanopoulos for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the various heads of state.

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