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The 2004 Olympics

  1. Of course!

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  2. Probably...

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  3. Probably not...

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  4. Are you insane!?

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  1. Jul 27, 2004 #1
    Security @ Athens:

    1. Dozens of armed Patriot defense missiles
    2. Hundreds of surveillance cameras
    3 300 closed-circuit cameras monitoring main avenues
    4. Three police helicopters
    5. Zeppelin airship with security cameras hovering above capital
    6. Dozens of new Pac 3 armed and in position in capital
    7. 11 surveillance vans
    8. 70,000 security staff as well as thousands more cameras on Aug. 13

    Athens, Greece's security plan costs more than 1 billion euros. Ticket sales have lowered 30% than Sydney and less visitors are expected in Greece this year than the last. A lot of the above was put into operation today.

    If you were given a chance, would you head to the Olympics?
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  3. Jul 27, 2004 #2


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    Sure. I love athletic competition.
  4. Jul 27, 2004 #3
    Why would I care about police, surveillance cameras and helicopters? I'm not planning on doing anything illegal.
  5. Jul 27, 2004 #4


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    I would wait until it was over and go to Athens to see Athens.
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    Nah, I'd skip it. Nothing to do with security or lack thereof. The pickpockets are probably more of a threat. I just have no desire to attend something with that large of a crowd. I'm content to watch it on TV, though they never show enough of the equestrian events, which are my favorites.
  7. Jul 27, 2004 #6
    The point of all of that stuff is because Athens is a target. Something bad is expected to go down.

    And the decrease of ticket sales show that people are afraid.
  8. Jul 28, 2004 #7

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    Have they even finished the stadium yet?
  9. Jul 29, 2004 #8
    I am not sure what the conditional is upon (as implied by the word would). I would go IF i was in athens, however, I am not going as I am not there. Looking forwards to it, although it is not going to be as good as Euro2004 football.
  10. Aug 2, 2004 #9

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    FOOTIE!!!! The greatest sport ever invented.
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    I prefer the Winter Olympics anyway.
  12. Aug 5, 2004 #11
    It is a major problem for them, that they won the Europ soccer thing, because it was so unexpected, it triggered like an entire week a constant partying. As a result, they are really late for the Olympics.
  13. Aug 5, 2004 #12
    i would love to go and see the boxing but alas i havnt the money...

    if there were fewer cops around would it feel safer?

    the idea of there being so much security there dosnt make me want to go any less, unless they start doing strip searches or cavity checks before entering into any viewing areas. in that case i would pass if i was within walking distance
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