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Report: Security Faulty for Athens Olympics

Tests of security measures for the 2004 Athens Olympics reveal deep deficiencies that have U.S. officials worried about the safety of athletes and spectators, The Washington Post reported on Saturday. Citing U.S. intelligence reports, the newspaper said planners were struggling with disorganized police forces, breakdowns in maritime patrols and slow counterterrorism planning. A Greek government spokesman said the U.S. security claims were unfounded. Greece recently rejected a barrage of media reports questioning security arrangements for the Summer Games, scheduled for Aug. 13 to 29, 2004. The report said security had failed a number of tests. A pregnant woman carried fake explosives through a checkpoint and an intelligence agent placed a mock device on board a ferry. Full Story

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