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Wednesday, 13 April 2005

Olympics Fails Athens

As already noted in previous articlesabout the enormous budget deficit left with the Greeks after hosting the Olympics, it seems that the Greeks have not benefited at all from hosting the 2004 Games.

It is reported that the Games in Athens failed to increase visitors at Greece's antiquity sites and museums.

The Acropolis in Athens was, once again, Greece's most visited archaeological site or museum.

Figures show that museum attendance rose by 42%. However, it was only because several top Greek collections had been closed for renovation the year before.

Compared to 2002, when all the museums were still open, attendance in 2004 actually fell by 7%.

As noted, the money spent on the 2004 was not well spent at all.

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