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Pleasant surprises in Athens

The Olympic Games are halfway over, and it's already clear that the hosts did a fantastic job.

Updated: August 24, 2004, 11:51 AM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

ATHENS, Greece -- The only negative to Athens is the need to shower every hour on the hour, even when you're sleeping.

I wake up each morning, take a shower and walk out the door feeling as fresh as Derek Jeter on Opening Day. But by the time I've walked to the Metro, changed trains and reached our office, I look like Albert Brooks during the flop-sweat scene in "Broadcast News." Dallas Cowboys' linemen don't sweat as much during two-a-days.

It was a delightful 95 degrees on ...

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