Games' arrival puts Athenians in good mood
It's a real mystery. Why are Athenians, traditionally considered loud, rude and selfish -- and proud of it -- behaving so well during these Games?
This forced most Athenians to wait to cross streets until cyclists had passed. In normal circumstances the barricades would have been stormed and to hell with the cyclists.
Not today. Paschalis Mellios, police officer No. 263644 on duty at the major Amalias Avenue, reported no problems.
What if somebody got fed up waiting and jumped over the meter-high barrier? In such a situation, "There are things which we have been told to do," said Mellios.