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Unprecedented electronic net over the Olympics

...venues - such as the main Olympic stadium - it was delivered just weeks before the opening ceremony. Nevertheless, Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis declared last week that all the security systems were in full deployment and working smoothly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/16/liv_425438.shtml
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Athens tests new security system after transport drill

...Olympic venues. Police have questioned whether the entire network will be in place by the Aug. 13-29 games. But Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis denied making any changes to the original planning. "We are adhering strictly to the time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/27/oly_423433.shtml
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Greek police step up patrols

...the most elaborate and costly security network in Olympic history. "For us, the Olympic Games start today," Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis said. "They start today for the Greek police, the armed forces and the coast guard." Voulgarakis...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/02/oly_420942.shtml
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Police told to maintain guard during Olympics

...Tuesday they must not let their guard down during the Olympics despite the lack of a clear terrorist threat so far. Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis addressed 1,500 police officers assigned to help secure the northern port of Thessaloniki...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/09/oly_418416.shtml
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Rogge: athletes staying outside village responsible for own security

...Village. Whether foreign security personnel can carry arms is up to the Greek government, Rogge said. Greek Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis has repeatedly said that no foreign security personnel will be allowed to carry weapons. There...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/21/oly_416345.shtml
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Greek group claims responsibility for Athens bombings

...Times newspaper of London were held for several hours and released without charge. "This is not a game," said Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis, who summoned the British ambassador to Greece to complain.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/14/oly_415596.shtml
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Greek official: Last week's bombings on Olympic countdown day 'high treason'

...last week was "high treason" that blackened Greece's image and its security efforts for the Olympics, the public order minister said Tuesday. The minister, Giorgos Voulgarakis, was in Washington for talks on efforts to safeguard the games...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/12/oly_415383.shtml
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Bombing probe carried out under intense Olympic spotlight

...attention because of the Olympics," Bossi said. In Washington, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge met with Greek Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis on Wednesday and offered three counterterrorism experts to join the bombing probe, Greek police...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/07/oly_414878.shtml
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Greece, Albania to hold Olympic security talks

...will travel to neighboring Albania this week to discuss bolstering security for this summer's Athens Games. Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis will meet with counterpart Igli Toska and Albanian Prime Minister Fatos Nano on Wednesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/14/oly_412160.shtml
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Chief Olympics organizer insists Athens will be safe

...threats, ranging from hijackings to a "dirty bomb" attack. "We will have many such meetings in the future," Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis said. Olympic security is costing Athens a record $800 million for the Aug. 13-29 games...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/17/oly_409074.shtml
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