posted on Jun, 12 2004 @ 08:55 AM
Never say never again. It should be the mantra of the Athens Olympic Organisers and the Greek government.
The Greek athletics championships are a test-run for the Olympics. They have endured years of criticism that the sports venues and new transport
systems would never be ready in time for the opening ceremony of the Athens Olympics on 13 August.
But now, at the eleventh hour, it seems Greece is beginning to confound its critics.
The roof to Athens' main Olympic stadium was completed on Friday with slightly more than two months to go until the opening ceremony. Engineers have
completed the 60-metre slide of the second half of the arched roof, which began on Thursday afternoon 10 days later than expected.
The first half was finished in May after a slide which lasted four days.
The International Olympic Committee has had worries about delays, with the Games scheduled to begin on 13 August.