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2004 Olympics Blamed for Stoking Greek Debt Crisisi
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Henry Ridgwell
June 02, 2012 2:05 AM
As London prepares to host the 2012 Olympic Games, Athens' experience eight years ago could offer some sobering lessons. Many of its Olympic facilities now lie overgrown and empty. Henry Ridgwell reports from Athens for VOA that many Greeks - and even the head of the International Olympic Committee - say hosting the 2004 games contributed to Greece's debt crisis.

2004 Olympics Blamed for Stoking Greek Debt Crisis

Henry Ridgwell

Published June 01, 2012

As London prepares to host the 2012 Olympic Games, Athens' experience eight years ago could offer some sobering lessons. Many of its Olympic facilities now lie overgrown and empty. Henry Ridgwell reports from Athens for VOA that many Greeks - and even the head of the International Olympic Committee - say hosting the 2004 games contributed to Greece's debt crisis.