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Cleaning, painting among final preparations

Updated: August 12, 2004, 11:29 AM ET
By Steve Woodward | Special to ESPN.com

ATHENS -- Four days removed from the opening of the 2004 Olympic Games, the most popular Olympic "sports" in the host city include:

Standing in line to buy Games tickets. During the past weekend, when some ticket outlets were closed, an additional 38,000 tickets nonetheless were purchased in Greece, bringing the total spike in sales in the past three weeks to 284,000 tickets.

"We are very satisfied with the response of the Greek public," said Michael Zacharatos, spokesman for the Athens ...

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