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03 February, 2003
Athens 2004 Olympic Games Organizing Committee (ATHOC) President Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki in an article in the Washington Times hailed the contribution of the Olympic Games in bridging differences between peoples and nations and the elevation of the human spirit.
The ATHOC president also underlined the effort which must be made in the sector of security, noting that ''three decades after Munich, the Olympic tradition obliges us, more than ever before, to take the necessary measures for the security of the Olympic Games, so that the athletes and the spectators participate in a climate of confidence and security. Greece faces this responsibility with great seriousness.''
Angelopoulos-Daskalaki said Greece ''will spend more than 600 million dollars in infrastructures and security equipment for the 2004 Games - a sum which constitutes by far the highest security budget in Olympic history.''
Source: Athens News Agency