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What the papers say - The Observer

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Many venues purpose-built for the 2004 Athens Olympics are falling into disuse.

Greece's alternate culture minister, Fani Palli-Petralia, has admitted the country 'didn't have a reliable postOlympics plan'. This week the Greek government hopes to attract investors for over 20 ex-Olympic installations at the MIPIM real estate fair in Cannes. Greek officials say maintenance alone is costing £41.3M a year.

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