Replica of ship to be featured

Updated: July 15, 2004, 6:23 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- The opening ceremony of the Athens Games apparently will feature a life-size replica of a ship, and the Olympic flame will burn in a giant copy of the torch used in the global relay, The Associated Press has learned.

Photographs obtained by the AP on Thursday show two pieces cut into the shape of a ship's hull being lowered into a hole in the middle of the main Olympic stadium.

Olympic organizers refused to comment or give details about the Aug. 13 opening ceremony, ...

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