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The Olympics' golden rule

Updated: May 6, 2004, 2:03 PM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

Serena Williams answered the question that everyone else was dodging: Given reports out of Athens, was she concerned about security issues in the very birthplace of the Modern Olympic Games? So she mused aloud about the importance of sports, the value of life and the prudence of competing in the Olympics amid the shadow of terrorism. "I think," she said simply, "my security and my life is a little more important than tennis."

The context was in the hypothetical -- "I'm 100 percent planning ...

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