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What was Athens thinking?

Updated: July 8, 2004, 11:00 AM ET
Page 2 staff

What the heck were Olympic organizers thinking when they scheduled the Opening Ceremonies for the 2004 Summer Games in Athens on Friday, the 13th of August?

A. "Friday the 13th, a massive torch being lit, hundreds of thousands of people, the threat of terrorism . . . what could possibly go wrong?"

B. "This way, if anything goes wrong, we can blame it on bad luck. As opposed to our rank incompetence."

C. "We also plan to have a black cat march in front of ...

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