Athens 'lockdown' begins
Originally Published: July 2, 2004By Brian Church | Special to ESPN Insider
ATHENS, Greece -- The big fat Athens Olympics "lockdown" has begun. July 1 was kickoff time for the much-touted full security period. Some 11,000 police moved into Games venues for starters. Starters, in this case, meaning there are more police to come -- not Wild Mushroom Soup. The aim is to secure all facilities at least 30 minutes before the Opening Ceremony.