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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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After false start, Athens sprints to finish line

...Everything is ready. Greece is finally realizing this giant accomplishment," said deputy Culture Minister Fani Palli-Petralia, who coordinated Olympic preparations. Well, not quite everything. Construction companies still were finishing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/09/oly_424795.shtml
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Parthenon's makeover comes up short for Olympics

...but it's our ancient treasures that are the real magnet. They keep visitors to Greece coming back," said Fani Palli-Petralia, the government's top Olympic official. Hadrian's Arch, built in 131 A.D. by a Roman emperor to mark...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/27/oly_420399.shtml
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Acropolis to be accessible for disabled by start of Paralympics

...Marathon, where the race gets its name. Despite all the delays in the Olympics preparations, Culture Minister Fani Palli-Petralia guaranteed that "everything will be ready on time." "Everything will be ready before the last torch bearer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/29/oly_417179.shtml
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Chief planner: Athens turns 'credibility corner' with roof progress

...the image and the energy of a city in transformation." IOC officials are to meet with Deputy Culture Minister Fani Palli-Petralia on Tuesday and with Premier Costas Caramanlis on Wednesday before meetings wrap up.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/12/oly_415384.shtml
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