Olympic Choices for Athenians: Flee or Attend

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German coach Dieter Grahn talks with Olympic rowers in Schinias, Greece, August 12, 2004.

German rowing coach Dieter Grahn talks with Olympic rowers preparing in Schinias, northeast of Athens, August 12, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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The Olympics are a source of excitement and pride to Athenians, who are making a late rush to buy tickets for the games. But even the Olympics won't stop some Athenians from heading to the nearest ferry to get out of town. NPR's Howard Berkes reports.



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