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25 January, 2001
A draft Presidential Decree on the organization and functioning of the Olympic Games Security Department (OGSD), which will be responsible for security measures during the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, was submitted to the Council of State on Wednesday by the public order, national economy and finance and culture ministers.
According to the draft Presidential Decree, the OGSD will be responsible for the necessary security and public order measures during the preparation and holding of the Olympic and Paralympics Games, as well as the Cultural Olympiad to take place in Greece.
The OGSD will also have to supervise the implementation of security plans and the coordination of relevant services and agencies, which will be participating in any way in the smooth and safe holding of the games.
Its duties cover every location where athletes, escorts and umpires will be such as coach transport, airports and ports.
The OGSD will cooperate with the Athens 2004 Olympic Games Organizing Committee and every other relevant agency in preparing security plans in the framework of timetables agreed with the International Olympic Committee.
Source: Athens News Agency