ATHENS, Greece -- The 2004 Olympics are the first sporting event I've ever
covered that require an all-day security briefing and first-aid course.
"You need to take a grab bag everywhere," the security specialists hired by
ESPN told us. "In it, you should have your first-aid kit, your passport, a
torch, bottled water, a respirator and enough money to buy a plane ticket
A torch and a respirator? What, are some of the Olympic events being held at Yankee
Stadium? And ...