Dangerous Games?


Security fears and construction delays for the Olympic stadium

The Greek government insists that it has security in hand for next summer's Olympic Games. But a confidential report by the U.S. State Department says otherwise. A team of biological- and chemical-terrorism experts visited Greece for 10 days in September, and concluded that authorities there have dangerously underestimated the threat of such attacks during the XXVIII Olympiad. Greek planning does not "cover the response capabilities and the reserve capabilities" for mass casualties from a biological or chemical assault, says the report, a copy of which was seen by TIME.

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