> > I saw TONS of empty seats during the Women's Gymnastics All-Around
> > final last night -- especially in the upper-level. (I guess someone
> > finally wised up and invited all the upper-level patrons to move down
> > to "fill-in" the lower-level empty seats.)
> > All those empty seats almost made me want to jump on a plane and head
> > over to Greece to watch the Olympics. A once in a lifetime
> > opportunity to witness the Olympics and many people are missing out on
> > it.
> > Sad state of affairs when it seems the press contingent (blue seats in
> > lower-level) excessively outnumbers the "fans" in attendance.
> I heard a media report today that the Athens bid for the Games was not
> that popular in Greece, that it was rammed through by a unpopular,
> minority government. As a result, a lot of Greeks are sitting them out.
> I'm D.F. Manno, and I don't approve of George Bush's message.
I'm one of them, and I've been away from Greece a long time.I just heard
that the sailing marina alone cost one hundred million dollars.Every Greek
will shell out $1000.00est.in taxes.And then to hear all the complaints from
Aussies, then have two of you best athletes drop out is too much. From what
the conduct of these two athletes is the straw that broke the camels
back,they want to kill the ***.