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The Olympic birthplace is alive

The Olympics left Olympia's ancient stadium more than 1,600 years ago -- they returned on Wednesday.

Updated: August 20, 2004, 12:17 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

OLYMPIA, Greece -- There are no luxury suites.

No advertisements. No retractable roof. No Dodger Dogs. No brew pub. No swimming pool. No diaper-changing rooms. No web promotions for "Spider-Man 2" on the column bases. No personal seat licenses. No seats at all, in fact.

And they dare call this place a stadium?

Well, yes, they do. In fact, with all apologies to Fenway, Wrigley, Yankee and Lambeau, this is THE stadium, the Mother of All Stadia, the field of play where ...

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