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Summer Olympics Insured Against Disaster

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Summer Olympics Insured Against Disaster

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For the first time ever, the International Olympic Committee is taking out cancellation insurance. A $170-million policy will protect the IOC if the 2004 Summer Games in Athens are disrupted or cancelled due to a terror attack or natural catastrophe. The policy does not protect commercial sponsors or media organizations with broadcasting rights to the Olympics. NPR's Tom Goldman reports.