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Slow sales but no drop in Olympic ticket prices

...Ticket prices for the Olympics will not drop despite worries of sluggish sales and empty seats at some venues. Fani Palli-Petralia, Greece's deputy culture minister, suggested last week she might ask Olympic officials to cut ticket prices...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/23/oly_419929.shtml
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Government: Athens Olympic budget running into the red

...planner for the games said Tuesday. "A first inventory shows there are overruns," said Deputy Culture Minister Fani Palli-Petralia. "I cannot give a total estimate this minute." The final price tag for the Aug. 13-29 games is a highly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/31/oly_410633.shtml
Olympics
Security increased in Athens after Spain bombs, but overall Olympic plan won't change

...same, officials said. "Security has already been heightened; nothing will change," Deputy Culture Minister Fani Palli-Petralia said. She attended the first Olympic planning meeting held by Premier-elect Costas Caramanlis, who won general...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/12/oly_408555.shtml
Olympics
It's a racket: Olympic 'triple shifts' turn Athens into sleepless city

...deadlines for the Aug. 13-29 games. "We're running on triple shifts so that everything will be ready," said Fani Palli Petralia, the government's top Olympic official. "We're turning night into day." He's not exaggerating. Under...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/24/oly_413310.shtml
Olympics
With IOC inspectors in town, roof arch begins slow glide at Athens Olympic stadium

...first bet. The big bet is left: To prove we can do unique and safe Olympic Games," said Deputy Culture Minister Fani Palli-Petralia, who broke a bottle of wine on the structure before it started inching toward its permanent spot 234 feet away...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/11/oly_415289.shtml
Olympics
Builder: Main Olympic stadium ready by July 20

...the widespread delays to build or upgrade venues. "We are moving right at the edge," Deputy Culture Minister Fani Palli-Petralia said after inspecting the site. Her ministry coordinates Olympic preparations. Palli-Petralia also was upset...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/18/oly_409196.shtml
Olympics
Federation blasts Athens 'surprise' move to cancel pool roof

...the main Olympic stadium. "We are trying to win time. Our only opponent is time," Deputy Culture Minister Fani Palli-Petralia said after meeting Athens organizing committee officials. The government canceled the roof project Saturday after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/23/oly_409726.shtml
Olympics
Overtime

...The first bet is for us to be ready. The second bet is to fill the stadiums," the deputy culture minister, Fani Palli-Petralia, was quoted by the Apoyevmatini newspaper. "The success of the games depends on full stadiums." Palli-Petralia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/20/oth_419615.shtml
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All work, no play 100 days before Athens Olympics

...contracts promising to finish work on time. "It is not time to blame or criticize," deputy culture minister Fani Palli-Petralia said. "Many things could have been done, but at this moment we are focusing on today and we are doing what has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/06/oly_414745.shtml
Olympics
Britain confident in Athens security measures

...review their arrangements as circumstances dictate, but we don't envision having to change our approach." Fani Palli-Petralia, the deputy culture minister in charge of Olympic preparations, told Greek television that Clegg insisted his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/20/oly_409420.shtml
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