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Olympic Security Costs Rise to $1.5 Billion

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Olympic Security Costs Rise to $1.5 Billion

Olympic Security Costs Rise to $1.5 Billion

Olympic Security Costs Rise to $1.5 Billion

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With the start of the Summer Olympics in Athens less than a month away, security details are still being worked out and sports facilities are yet to be completed. Security costs alone are approaching $1.5 billion, as the price of hosting the Games escalates for Greece. Hear NPR's Renee Montagne and NPR's Sylvia Poggioli.