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Track and field body halts operations

Updated: April 4, 2012, 12:53 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Greece's track and field authority suspended all athletic operations Wednesday due to severe spending cuts -- a major embarrassment for the nation that hosted the Summer Olympics only eight years ago.

The move, the latest twist in Greece's nearly three-year financial freefall, is the first such action by any of the country's major sports bodies. It immediately halts all domestic track and field competitions, including track meets May 12-13 in several Greek cities.

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