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PEOPLE-BEHRAKIS/
RTX6PDSZ
March 02, 2019
FILE PHOTO:A member of the Ukrainian synchronised swimming team performs its free routine during an Olympic...
Athens, Greece - Hellenic Republic
Yannis Behrakis, award-winning Reuters photographer, dies aged 58
FILE PHOTO:A member of the Ukrainian synchronised swimming team performs its free routine during an Olympic Games qualification tournament at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex (OAKA) April 17, 2004. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis/File photo SEARCH "YANNIS BEHRAKIS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
PEOPLE-BEHRAKIS/
RTX6PDRE
March 02, 2019
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Paula Radcliffe cries in a vehicle after retiring from the women's marathon in...
Athens, Greece
Yannis Behrakis, award-winning Reuters photographer, dies aged 58
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Paula Radcliffe cries in a vehicle after retiring from the women's marathon in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games in Greece August 22, 2004. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis/File photo SEARCH "YANNIS BEHRAKIS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
QATAR-OLYMPICS/NATIONALITY
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August 25, 2016
Qatar's Asaad Said Saif Asaad powers a lift during the men's 105 kg weightlifting event at the Athens...
Athens, Greece - Hellenic Republic
Qatar's Asaad Said Saif Asaad powers a lift during the men's 105 kg weightlifting event in Athens
Qatar's Asaad Said Saif Asaad powers a lift during the men's 105 kg weightlifting event at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 24, 2004. REUTERS/Andrea Comas/File Photo
OLYMPICS-RIO/GERMANY-COACH
RTX2L1UT
August 15, 2016
Germany's Marcus Becker (R) celebrates with teammate Stefan Henze after winning the silver medal in the...
Athens, Greece
Germany's Marcus Becker celebrates with teammate Stefan Henze in Athens
Germany's Marcus Becker (R) celebrates with teammate Stefan Henze after winning the silver medal in the men's canoe double competition at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 20, 2004. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause/Files
OLYMPICS-RIO/GERMANY-COACH
RTX2L1UP
August 15, 2016
Germany's Marcus Becker (R) celebrates with teammate Stefan Henze after winning the silver medal in the...
Athens, Greece
Germany's Marcus Becker celebrates with teammate Stefan Henze in Athens
Germany's Marcus Becker (R) celebrates with teammate Stefan Henze after winning the silver medal in the men's canoe double competition at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 20, 2004. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause/Files
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August 02, 2016
An athlete runs past a statue during his last lap in men's marathon of Athens Olympic Games August 29,...
Athens, Greece
2016 Rio Olympics: Shooting Olympic history
An athlete runs past a statue during his last lap in men's marathon of Athens Olympic Games August 29, 2004. Damir Sagolj: "Both (the) men and women's marathon of 2004 Olympic Games in Athens ended at Panathenaic Stadium, which is (a) historical old stadium that hosted many cultural and sport activities over the centuries. The stadium itself has two historical statues just where athletes are about to make the final turn before crossing the finish line and I climbed the tribune to have a clean shot of the statues and athletes. I shot (the) picture using a longer shutter speed so the athlete, the marathon runner, is blurred and the white timeless statue remained in focus. " REUTERS/Damir Sagolj SEARCH "OLYMPIC HISTORY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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August 01, 2016
Britain's Paula Radcliffe cries in a vehicle after retiring from the women's marathon in the Athens 2004...
Athens, Greece
2016 Rio Olympics: Shooting Olympic history
Britain's Paula Radcliffe cries in a vehicle after retiring from the women's marathon in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games in Greece August 22, 2004. Yannis Behrakis: "The 2004 Olympics was a very special assignment for me since Athens is my town. The women's marathon was not an event I was initially going to cover. In fact, I had the morning off. On the morning of August 22, a colleague called me frantically to tell me that he had information that the favourite to win the race, the British athlete Paula Radcliffe, had retired about seven kilometres before the end of the 42km race. I took my equipment, jumped on my moped and drove through back roads and alleys - as all roads were blocked by police - to the place about ten blocks north of my home in Athens. When I arrived, Radcliffe was trying to continue the race but she looked totally overwhelmed by the heat and humidity. At some point she sat on a pavement crying. I shot some pictures, trying my very best not to be intrusive, she seemed lost and unaware. A few supporters holding British flags tried to comfort her. Shortly afterward a special vehicle arrived to collect her and a couple of other athletes. When she entered the vehicle, I guess, she had finally realised that it was all over and at that moment she collapsed. I shot two frames through the window." REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis SEARCH "OLYMPIC HISTORY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
OLYMPICS-RIO/HISTORY
RTSKKHA
August 01, 2016
An athlete runs past a statue during his last lap in men's marathon of Athens Olympic Games August 29,...
Athens, Greece
2016 Rio Olympics: Shooting Olympic history
An athlete runs past a statue during his last lap in men's marathon of Athens Olympic Games August 29, 2004. Damir Sagolj: "Both (the) men and women's marathon of 2004 Olympic Games in Athens ended at Panathenaic Stadium, which is (a) historical old stadium that hosted many cultural and sport activities over the centuries. The stadium itself has two historical statues just where athletes are about to make the final turn before crossing the finish line and I climbed the tribune to have a clean shot of the statues and athletes. I shot (the) picture using a longer shutter speed so the athlete, the marathon runner, is blurred and the white timeless statue remained in focus. " REUTERS/Damir Sagolj SEARCH "OLYMPIC HISTORY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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November 22, 2014
Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games (L-R) Fu Niu Lele (Beijing 2008), Wenlock (London...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games pose for picture in front of the Maracana stadium...
Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games (L-R) Fu Niu Lele (Beijing 2008), Wenlock (London 2012), Misha (Moscow 1980), Mandeville (London 2012) and Athena (Athens 2004) pose for picture in front of the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro November 22, 2014. This is the first time that mascots from the previous Olympic games are visiting the current Olympic host city, ahead of the first public appearance of the 2016 mascots on November 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)
BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/
RTR4F55M
November 22, 2014
Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games (L-R) Fu Niu Lele (Beijing 2008), Wenlock (London...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games pose for picture in front of the Maracana stadium...
Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games (L-R) Fu Niu Lele (Beijing 2008), Wenlock (London 2012), Misha (Moscow 1980), Mandeville (London 2012) and Athena (Athens 2004) pose for a picture in front of the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro November 22, 2014. This is the first time that mascots from the previous Olympic games are visiting the current Olympic host city, ahead of the first public appearance of the 2016 mascots on November 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)
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November 21, 2014
Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games (L-R) Fu Niu Lele (Beijing 2008), Wenlock (London...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games pose for pictures in Rio de Janeiro
Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games (L-R) Fu Niu Lele (Beijing 2008), Wenlock (London 2012), Misha (Moscow 1980), Mandeville (London 2012) and Athena (Athens 2004) pose for a picture on top of Sugar Loaf mountain in Rio de Janeiro November 21, 2014. This is the first time that mascots from previous Olympic games are visiting the current Olympic host city, ahead of the first public appearance of the 2016 mascots on November 24. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/
RTR4F2IZ
November 21, 2014
Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games (L-R) Fu Niu Lele (Beijing 2008), Wenlock (London...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games pose for pictures in Rio de Janeiro
Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games (L-R) Fu Niu Lele (Beijing 2008), Wenlock (London 2012), Misha (Moscow 1980), Mandeville (London 2012) and Athena (Athens 2004) pose for picture on top of Sugar Loaf mountain in Rio de Janeiro November 21, 2014. This is the first time that mascots from the previous Olympic games are visiting the current Olympic host city, ahead of the first public appearance of the 2016 mascots on November 24. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)
BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/
RTR4EWGZ
November 20, 2014
Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games Fu Niu Lele (L-R)(Beijing 2008) Wenlock (London...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games pose for pictures in Rio de Janeiro
Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games Fu Niu Lele (L-R)(Beijing 2008) Wenlock (London 2012), Misha (Moscow 1980), Mandeville (London 2012) and Athena (Athens 2004) pose for pictures at the International airport in Rio de Janeiro November 20, 2014. This is the first time that mascots from previous Olympic games are visiting the current Olympic host city, ahead of the first public appearance of the 2016 mascots. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)
BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/
RTR4EWGY
November 20, 2014
Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games Fu Niu Lele (L-R)(Beijing 2008) Wenlock (London...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games arrive in Rio de Janeiro
Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games Fu Niu Lele (L-R)(Beijing 2008) Wenlock (London 2012), Misha (Moscow 1980), Mandeville (London 2012) and Athena (Athens 2004) arrive at the International airport in Rio de Janeiro November 20, 2014. This is the first time that mascots from previous Olympic games are visiting the current Olympic host city, ahead of the first public appearance of the 2016 mascots. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)
BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/
RTR4EWGK
November 20, 2014
Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games Fu Niu Lele (L-R)(Beijing 2008) Wenlock (London...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games pose for pictures in Rio de Janeiro
Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games Fu Niu Lele (L-R)(Beijing 2008) Wenlock (London 2012), Misha (Moscow 1980), Mandeville (London 2012) and Athena (Athens 2004) pose for pictures at the International airport in Rio de Janeiro November 20, 2014. This is the first time that mascots from previous Olympic games are visiting the current Olympic host city, ahead of the first public appearance of the 2016 mascots. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)
OLYMPICS-GREECE/
RTR41JY3
August 07, 2014
Athletes practice at the rowing centre which hosted the competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games...
Athens, Greece
Athletes practice at the rowing centre which hosted the respective competition during the Athens 2004...
Athletes practice at the rowing centre which hosted the competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games at the town of Schinias east of Athens July 24, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 24, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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August 07, 2014
Athletes are reflected on a building as they practice at a rowing centre, which hosted the competition...
Athens, Greece
Athletes are reflected on a building as they practice at a rowing centre at the town of Schinias
Athletes are reflected on a building as they practice at a rowing centre, which hosted the competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, at the town of Schinias, east of Athens July 24, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 24, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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August 07, 2014
The abandoned stadium which hosted the beach volleyball competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games...
Athens, Greece
The abandoned stadium which hosted the beach volleyball competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games...
The abandoned stadium which hosted the beach volleyball competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games is seen at the Faliro complex south of Athens July 29, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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August 07, 2014
The abandoned stadium which hosted the beach volleyball competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games...
Athens, Greece
The abandoned stadium which hosted the beach volleyball competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games...
The abandoned stadium which hosted the beach volleyball competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games is seen behind a fence at the Faliro complex south of Athens July 22, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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August 07, 2014
An auxiliary pitch at an abandoned stadium, which hosted the beach volleyball competition during the...
Athens, Greece
An auxiliary pitch at an abandoned stadium is seen at the Faliro complex south of Athens
An auxiliary pitch at an abandoned stadium, which hosted the beach volleyball competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, is seen at the Faliro complex south of Athens July 29, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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August 07, 2014
The mascots of the Athens 2004 Olympics are seen on a wall at the Olympic Village in the town of Thrakomakedones,...
Thrakomakedones, Greece
The mascots of the Athens 2004 Olympics are seen on a wall at the Olympic Village in the town of Thrakomakedones...
The mascots of the Athens 2004 Olympics are seen on a wall at the Olympic Village in the town of Thrakomakedones, north of Athens, July 25, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 25, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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August 07, 2014
A general view of the former International Broadcasting Centre (IBC) for the Athens 2004 Olympics, which...
Athens, Greece
A general view of the former International Broadcasting Centre for the Athens 2004 Olympics in Athens...
A general view of the former International Broadcasting Centre (IBC) for the Athens 2004 Olympics, which is now a shopping mall, near the Olympic Complex in Athens July 27, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS SPORT)


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August 07, 2014
The rowing centre which hosted the competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games is seen in the town...
Schinias, Greece
The rowing centre which hosted the competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games is seen in the town...
The rowing centre which hosted the competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games is seen in the town of Schinias, east of Athens, July 24, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 24, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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August 07, 2014
A taxi drives by fading Olympic rings which mark the Olympic Traffic Lane on an avenue leading to the...
Athens, Greece
A taxi drives by fading Olympic rings which mark the Olympic Traffic Lane on an avenue leading to the...
A taxi drives by fading Olympic rings which mark the Olympic Traffic Lane on an avenue leading to the Athens 2004 Olympic Complex in Athens July 26, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 26, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS SPORT TRANSPORT)

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August 07, 2014
A view of the blocked entrance to the Olympic Village in the town of Thrakomakedones, north of Athens,...
Thrakomakedones, Greece
A view of the blocked entrance to the Olympic Village in the town of Thrakomakedones north of Athens
A view of the blocked entrance to the Olympic Village in the town of Thrakomakedones, north of Athens, July 25, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 25, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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August 07, 2014
A chair stands in a deserted swimming pool at the Olympic Village in the town of Thrakomakedones, north...
Thrakomakedones, Greece
A chair stands in a deserted swimming pool at the Olympic Village in the town of Thrakomakedones
A chair stands in a deserted swimming pool at the Olympic Village in the town of Thrakomakedones, north of Athens July 25, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 25, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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August 07, 2014
A view of the deserted swimming pool at the Olympic Village is seen in the town of Thrakomakedones, north...
Thrakomakedones, Greece
A view of the deserted swimming pool at the Olympic Village is seen in the town of Thrakomakedones
A view of the deserted swimming pool at the Olympic Village is seen in the town of Thrakomakedones, north of Athens July 25, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 25, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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August 07, 2014
Garbage floats in a deserted swimming pool at the Olympic Village in Thrakomakedones, north of Athens...
Thrakomakedones, Greece
Garbage floats in a deserted swimming pool at the Olympic Village in Thrakomakedones
Garbage floats in a deserted swimming pool at the Olympic Village in Thrakomakedones, north of Athens July 25, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 25, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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August 07, 2014
Vehicles are driven under a foot bridge bearing signs of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games in Athens July...
Athens, Greece
Vehicles are driven under a foot bridge bearing signs of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games in Athens
Vehicles are driven under a foot bridge bearing signs of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games in Athens July 25, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 25, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS SPORT TRANSPORT)

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August 07, 2014
A broken clock is seen at the abandoned Canoe and Kayak Slalom Centre which hosted competitions during...
Athens, Greece
A broken clock is seen at the abandoned Canoe and Kayak Slalom Centre which hosted competitions during...
A broken clock is seen at the abandoned Canoe and Kayak Slalom Centre which hosted competitions during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, at the Hellenikon complex south of Athens July 16, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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The abandoned Canoe and Kayak Slalom Centre which hosted competitions during the Athens 2004 Olympic...
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The abandoned Canoe and Kayak Slalom Centre which hosted competitions during the Athens 2004 Olympic...
The abandoned Canoe and Kayak Slalom Centre which hosted competitions during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games is seen at the Hellenikon complex south of Athens July 16, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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The abandoned Olympic Canoe and Kayak Slalom Centre is seen at the Hellenikon complex south of Athens...
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The abandoned Olympic Canoe and Kayak Slalom Centre is seen at the Hellenikon complex south of Athens...
The abandoned Olympic Canoe and Kayak Slalom Centre is seen at the Hellenikon complex south of Athens July 16, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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August 07, 2014
Posters with the logo of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games are seen inside a hall at the Olympic sailing...
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Posters with the logo of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games are seen inside a hall at the Olympic sailing...
Posters with the logo of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games are seen inside a hall at the Olympic sailing centre, which is now used as a marina, in the Agios Kosmas suburb, south of Athens July 17, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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August 07, 2014
Standing water is seen at the abandoned Canoe and Kayak Slalom Centre which hosted competitions during...
Athens, Greece
Standing water is seen at the abandoned Canoe and Kayak Slalom Centre, which hosted competitions during...
Standing water is seen at the abandoned Canoe and Kayak Slalom Centre which hosted competitions during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, at the Hellenikon complex south of Athens July 16, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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August 07, 2014
The stands are seen at the abandoned Olympic Canoe and Kayak Slalom Centre at the Hellenikon complex...
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The stands are seen at the abandoned Olympic Canoe and Kayak Slalom Centre at the Hellenikon complex...
The stands are seen at the abandoned Olympic Canoe and Kayak Slalom Centre at the Hellenikon complex in Athens July 16, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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August 07, 2014
The abandoned Canoe and Kayak Slalom Centre which hosted competitions during the Athens 2004 Olympic...
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The abandoned Canoe and Kayak Slalom Centre which hosted competitions during the Athens 2004 Olympic...
The abandoned Canoe and Kayak Slalom Centre which hosted competitions during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games is seen at the Hellenikon complex south of Athens July 16, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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August 07, 2014
A scoreboard is seen amid weeds at the abandoned Canoe and Kayak Slalom Centre which hosted the respective...
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A scoreboard is seen amid weeds at the abandoned Canoe and Kayak Slalom Centre which hosted the respective...
A scoreboard is seen amid weeds at the abandoned Canoe and Kayak Slalom Centre which hosted the respective competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games at the Hellenikon complex south of Athens July 16, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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August 07, 2014
The abandoned stadium which hosted the softball competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games is seen...
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The abandoned stadium which hosted the softball competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games is seen...
The abandoned stadium which hosted the softball competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games is seen at the Hellenikon complex south of Athens July 16, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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August 07, 2014
The abandoned stadium which hosted the hockey competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games is seen...
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The abandoned stadium which hosted the hockey competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games is seen...
The abandoned stadium which hosted the hockey competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games is seen at the Hellenikon complex south of Athens July 16, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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The abandoned stadium which hosted the hockey competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games is seen...
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The abandoned stadium which hosted the hockey competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games is seen...
The abandoned stadium which hosted the hockey competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games is seen at the Hellenikon complex south of Athens July 16, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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August 07, 2014
Blocks of marble inscribed with the names of cities that have hosted the modern Olympic Games are seen...
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Blocks of marble inscribed with the names of cities that have hosted the modern Olympic Games are seen...
Blocks of marble inscribed with the names of cities that have hosted the modern Olympic Games are seen inside the Panathinaikon stadium in Athens July 29, 2014. The Panathinaikon stadium was the venue of the first modern Olympics in 1896 and was also used for the Archery and the finish of the Marathon run during the Athens 2004 Games. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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Broken seats are seen at the abandoned baseball stadium at the Hellenikon Olympic complex in Athens July...
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Broken seats are seen at the abandoned baseball stadium at the Hellenikon Olympic complex in Athens
Broken seats are seen at the abandoned baseball stadium at the Hellenikon Olympic complex in Athens July 16, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS SOCIETY SPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)


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Floodlights stand at the abandoned stadium which hosted the hockey competition during the Athens 2004...
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Floodlights stand at the abandoned stadium which hosted the hockey competition during the Athens 2004...
Floodlights stand at the abandoned stadium which hosted the hockey competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games at the Hellenikon complex south of Athens July 16, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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August 07, 2014
A woman jogs past the Velodrome at the Athens 2004 Olympic Complex in Athens July 27, 2014. Ten years...
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A woman jogs past the Velodrome at the Athens 2004 Olympic Complex in Athens
A woman jogs past the Velodrome at the Athens 2004 Olympic Complex in Athens July 27, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS SOCIETY SPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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August 07, 2014
A vandalised phone booth is seen at the Athens 2004 Olympic Complex in Athens July 25, 2014. Ten years...
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A vandalised phone booth is seen at the Athens 2004 Olympic Complex in Athens
A vandalised phone booth is seen at the Athens 2004 Olympic Complex in Athens July 25, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 25, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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August 07, 2014
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A commuter walks through the Agora structure at the Athens 2004 Olympic Complex in Athens
A commuter walks through the Agora structure at the Athens 2004 Olympic Complex in Athens July 25, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 25, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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August 07, 2014
A podium is seen inside the marble Panathinaikon stadium in Athens July 29, 2014. The Panathinaikon stadium...
Athens, Greece
A podium is seen inside the marble Panathinaikon stadium in Athens
A podium is seen inside the marble Panathinaikon stadium in Athens July 29, 2014. The Panathinaikon stadium was the venue of the first modern Olympics in 1896 and was also used for the Archery events and the finish of the Marathon during the Athens 2004 Games. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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August 07, 2014
The sun shines above the Agora structure at the Athens 2004 Olympic Complex in Athens July 27, 2014....
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The sun shines above the Agora structure at the Athens 2004 Olympic Complex in Athens
The sun shines above the Agora structure at the Athens 2004 Olympic Complex in Athens July 27, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS SOCIETY SPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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July 27, 2014
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A man jogs by the "Agora" structure at the Athens Olympic complex
A man jogs near the "Agora" structure at the Athens Olympic complex, at the site of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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June 26, 2014
Olympic Airways airplanes are seen at the premises of the former Athens International airport of Hellenikon...
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Olympic Airways airplanes are seen at the premises of the former Athens International airport of Hellenikon...
Olympic Airways airplanes are seen at the premises of the former Athens International airport of Hellenikon June 17, 2014. For about six decades Hellenikon was Athens' only airport but it closed down in 2001 to make way for a newer, more modern airport before the city hosted the 2004 Olympic Games. After languishing for years as a wasteland of crumbling terminals, Hellenikon is set for resurrection as a glitzy coastal resort. Lamda Development, controlled by Greece's powerful Latsis family and leading a consortium of Chinese and Abu-Dhabi based companies, has big dreams for the area since signing a 915 million euro deal for a 99-year lease in March. Picture taken June 17, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT SOCIETY TRAVEL CONSTRUCTION)

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June 26, 2014
A runway is seen at the former Athens International airport of Hellenikon June 17, 2014. For about six...
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A runway is seen at the former Athens International airport of Hellenikon
A runway is seen at the former Athens International airport of Hellenikon June 17, 2014. For about six decades Hellenikon was Athens' only airport but it closed down in 2001 to make way for a newer, more modern airport before the city hosted the 2004 Olympic Games. After languishing for years as a wasteland of crumbling terminals, Hellenikon is set for resurrection as a glitzy coastal resort. Lamda Development, controlled by Greece's powerful Latsis family and leading a consortium of Chinese and Abu-Dhabi based companies, has big dreams for the area since signing a 915 million euro deal for a 99-year lease in March. Picture taken June 17, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT SOCIETY TRAVEL CONSTRUCTION)

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June 26, 2014
Stray dogs walk outside the former Athens International airport, Hellenikon June 17, 2014. For about...
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Stray dogs walk outside the former Athens International airport, Hellenikon
Stray dogs walk outside the former Athens International airport, Hellenikon June 17, 2014. For about six decades Hellenikon was Athens' only airport but it closed down in 2001 to make way for a newer, more modern airport before the city hosted the 2004 Olympic Games. After languishing for years as a wasteland of crumbling terminals, Hellenikon is set for resurrection as a glitzy coastal resort. Lamda Development, controlled by Greece's powerful Latsis family and leading a consortium of Chinese and Abu-Dhabi based companies, has big dreams for the area since signing a 915 million euro deal for a 99-year lease in March. Picture taken June 17, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT SOCIETY TRAVEL CONSTRUCTION ANIMALS)

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June 26, 2014
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A corridor leading to a passenger gate is seen in the east terminal of the former Athens International...
A corridor leading to a passenger gate is seen in the east terminal of the former Athens International airport, Hellenikon June 17, 2014. For about six decades Hellenikon was Athens' only airport but it closed down in 2001 to make way for a newer, more modern airport before the city hosted the 2004 Olympic Games. After languishing for years as a wasteland of crumbling terminals, Hellenikon is set for resurrection as a glitzy coastal resort. Lamda Development, controlled by Greece's powerful Latsis family and leading a consortium of Chinese and Abu-Dhabi based companies, has big dreams for the area since signing a 915 million euro deal for a 99-year lease in March. Picture taken June 17, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT SOCIETY TRAVEL CONSTRUCTION)

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June 26, 2014
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A plane is seen through the window of an auxiliary control tower at the former Athens International airport,...
A plane is seen through the window of an auxiliary control tower at the former Athens International airport, Hellenikon June 16, 2014. For about six decades Hellenikon was Athens' only airport but it closed down in 2001 to make way for a newer, more modern airport before the city hosted the 2004 Olympic Games. After languishing for years as a wasteland of crumbling terminals, Hellenikon is set for resurrection as a glitzy coastal resort. Lamda Development, controlled by Greece's powerful Latsis family and leading a consortium of Chinese and Abu-Dhabi based companies, has big dreams for the area since signing a 915 million euro deal for a 99-year lease in March. Picture taken June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT SOCIETY TRAVEL CONSTRUCTION)

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June 26, 2014
Photographs from the former Athens airport, Hellenikon, are seen inside a hall where a museum for Olympic...
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Photographs from the former Athens airport, Hellenikon, are seen inside a hall where a museum for Olympic...
Photographs from the former Athens airport, Hellenikon, are seen inside a hall where a museum for Olympic Airways was set up, after the closure of the Hellenikon airport south of Athens June 16, 2014. For about six decades Hellenikon was Athens' only airport but it closed down in 2001 to make way for a newer, more modern airport before the city hosted the 2004 Olympic Games. After languishing for years as a wasteland of crumbling terminals, Hellenikon is set for resurrection as a glitzy coastal resort. Lamda Development, controlled by Greece's powerful Latsis family and leading a consortium of Chinese and Abu-Dhabi based companies, has big dreams for the area since signing a 915 million euro deal for a 99-year lease in March. Picture taken June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT SOCIETY TRAVEL CONSTRUCTION)

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June 26, 2014
A hall is seen in the west terminal of the former Athens International airport, Hellenikon June 16, 2014....
Athens, Greece
A hall is seen in the west terminal of the former Athens International airport, Hellenikon
A hall is seen in the west terminal of the former Athens International airport, Hellenikon June 16, 2014. For about six decades Hellenikon was Athens' only airport but it closed down in 2001 to make way for a newer, more modern airport before the city hosted the 2004 Olympic Games. After languishing for years as a wasteland of crumbling terminals, Hellenikon is set for resurrection as a glitzy coastal resort. Lamda Development, controlled by Greece's powerful Latsis family and leading a consortium of Chinese and Abu-Dhabi based companies, has big dreams for the area since signing a 915 million euro deal for a 99-year lease in March. Picture taken June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT SOCIETY TRAVEL CONSTRUCTION)

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A burnt out arrivals hall is seen at the west terminal of the former Athens International airport, Hellenikon...
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A burnt out arrivals hall is seen at the west terminal of the former Athens International airport, Hellenikon...
A burnt out arrivals hall is seen at the west terminal of the former Athens International airport, Hellenikon June 16, 2014. For about six decades Hellenikon was Athens' only airport but it closed down in 2001 to make way for a newer, more modern airport before the city hosted the 2004 Olympic Games. After languishing for years as a wasteland of crumbling terminals, Hellenikon is set for resurrection as a glitzy coastal resort. Lamda Development, controlled by Greece's powerful Latsis family and leading a consortium of Chinese and Abu-Dhabi based companies, has big dreams for the area since signing a 915 million euro deal for a 99-year lease in March. Picture taken June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT SOCIETY TRAVEL CONSTRUCTION)

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A view of a burnt building in the west terminal of the former Athens International airport, Hellenikon...
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A view of a burnt building in the west terminal of the former Athens International airport, Hellenikon...
A view of a burnt building in the west terminal of the former Athens International airport, Hellenikon June 16, 2014. For about six decades Hellenikon was Athens' only airport but it closed down in 2001 to make way for a newer, more modern airport before the city hosted the 2004 Olympic Games. After languishing for years as a wasteland of crumbling terminals, Hellenikon is set for resurrection as a glitzy coastal resort. Lamda Development, controlled by Greece's powerful Latsis family and leading a consortium of Chinese and Abu-Dhabi based companies, has big dreams for the area since signing a 915 million euro deal for a 99-year lease in March. Picture taken June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT SOCIETY TRAVEL CONSTRUCTION)

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