Security and Readiness for the Athens Olympic Games

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On Friday, August 13, 2004, the Summer Olympic Games are scheduled to open in Athens. After four years of construction, Greece is racing to finish preparations for the games. At a cost of $1.2 billion, what security measures are being taken to thwart possible terrorist attacks? With less than 100 days to go and half of the venues still under construction, will athletes have a place to compete? What-s all the fuss about one particular roof? What about future Olympics? Will other cities be willing, or able, to pay such a high price? Guest host Sara Terry answers these questions and others with historians, sports writers in the US and Greece, an American Gold-Medal winner and the Secretary General of the Olympic Games.
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Guest host Sara Terry is an award-winning writer and photographer, who has written for the Christian Science Monitor, New York Times, Fast Company, Rolling Stone and the Boston Globe. Her current photo-documentary project is "Aftermath: Bosnia's Long Road to Peace."

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