Olympic Games

After being refused the centenary modern Olympics of 1996, Athens was finally awarded the Games of 2004. Against all international media odds, who worked overtime for their respective governments, each outbidding the other in their efforts to sell overpriced and useless security systems, the city organized a wonderful and absolutely safe Olympiad that filled all Greeks with a sense of national solidarity and pride - and rightly so. This was, surely enough, before they were presented with the eight billion Euro bill, whereupon everyone came to the conclusion that the Olympics are no business for a small country like this one...

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