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Sunday, July 18, 2004

Almost There

It is reported that components of the security system that is meant to protect the Olympic Games 2004, which are being held in Athens, are almost ready to be delivered.

The original delivery date had been scheduled for the end of May. However, delays in the construction of the Olympic stadium; and other unspecified "issues" have been cited as the main factors in the late delivery of these components.

It is reported that the Greek authorities have held back the final payment of 140M Euros to the supplier, Science Applications International Corps, until the components are installed.

These components are necessary for the effective functioning of the cameras, and communication systems, protecting the Games.

Without them, the security forces are in effect deaf and blind.

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