05 March, 2005
The head of the 'ATHENS 2004' Olympics Organizing Committee Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki on Friday briefed Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis on the organizing committee's financial performance during the 2004 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Athens, based on the financial report she is due to make public at the end of the month. She was accompanied by ATHENS 2004 executive director for finances Theodore Papapetropoulos.
In brief statements as she emerged from her meeting with the premier, Angelopoulos-Daskalaki stressed that the company's financial report will soon be ready and that this will be accomplished much more quickly than for previous Olympiads.
Fielding questions on a rumored 500 million euros to be given to the committee by the government to cover Olympic project overlays, the ATHENS 2004 chief urged reporters not to give credence to every rumor doing the rounds:
"There is no deficit. Be patient a little longer. We will let you know all the details about the finances to the last penny," she told reporters.
Source: Athens News Agency