TEN YEARS AFTER ATHENS 2004 OLYMPICS


The final cost of the Games at 8.5 billion euros, double the original budget but a drop in the ocean of the country’s subsequent 320 billion-euro debt, which spun out of control after 2008. While economists agree it would be unfair to blame sky-high unemployment, slashed incomes and the violent overhaul of Greece’s economy on the 17-day Games, most experts lament the post-Olympic era as a decade of lost opportunities.






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