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Chief Olympics organizer insists Athens will be safe

...the Summer Olympics. "The games will take place and whatever is needed for the games will be in place," Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki said after meeting Premier Costas Caramanlis to review preparations in the wake of the deadly Madrid bombings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/17/oly_409074.shtml
Olympics
All work, no play 100 days before Athens Olympics

...and make every minute count, because we don't have a moment to lose," chief Athens Olympics organizer Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki said. Preparations for these games have been racked by delays and glitches. Four years ago, about the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/06/oly_414745.shtml
Olympics
Olympic flame leaves Athens on 35-day around-the-world trip

...York on June 16-19. The torch, driven to the airport in an SUV, arrived at dusk. Chief 2004 organizer Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki walked it down a red carpet, past the flags of the 26 nations, and then carried it up to the plane. Each...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/04/oly_417862.shtml
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Committee leader hedges bets on Athens success

...in time for the Aug. 13-29 games. "We are concerned because several challenges are in front of us," Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki said. "But we haven't come this far to let challenges like these stop us now." Also Friday, the IOC...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/28/oly_406195.shtml
Olympics
Athens organizers give more security assurances to IOC

...International Olympic Committee inspectors gave the Greeks a strong vote of confidence, Athens organizing chief Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki briefed the executive board on final venue preparations and security measures for the Aug. 13-29 games...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/20/oly_416221.shtml
Olympics
CIA anti-terror director meets with Olympic organizers

...headquarters. A statement from Athens 2004 said Rodriguez met with officials, including the chief organizer, Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki. Miller described the talks as part of regular contact between Washington and Olympic planners. In November...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/24/oly_409850.shtml
Olympics
Chief planner: Athens turns 'credibility corner' with roof progress

...complete preparations for the Summer Games, a lead official said Tuesday. "We turned a corner now," Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, the chief Olympic organizer for Athens, told The Associated Press. "It's a credibility corner...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/12/oly_415384.shtml
Olympics
Greek government defends cut back of Olympic projects

...government spokesman Dimitris Gerou. "We don't want to leave any white elephants behind." Athens 2004 chief Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki has said Greece hopes to save from $180 million to $285 million by reducing the scope of some venues...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/29/oth_347151.shtml
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Best and worst: A highly unscientific analysis of the Athens Games

...The climactic show at the opening ceremony in Olympic Stadium. WORST FIREWORKS: Chief Olympic organizer Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki threw a celebration one day later, with a pyrotechnics show that caused a fire in the nearby wooded area...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/29/oly_426841.shtml
Olympics
Opening ceremony is a secret of Olympic proportions

...comment on any aspect of either the opening or closing ceremonies. "I want to keep it as a secret because this is the magic of the games .... It is good to have a surprise," Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, 2004 chief has said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/08/oly_418306.shtml
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