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Patriot battery sits above course

Updated: August 16, 2004, 3:11 AM ET
By Sherry Skalko | ESPN.com

ATHENS, Greece -- Some Olympic athletes have accepted the increased security here in Athens. The U.S. slalom canoe/kayak team has embraced it.

"Did you see our Patriot missiles?" doubles canoeist Matt Taylor said rather nonchalantly, as if offering a peek at photos of his children.

"I think they're NATO," Joe Jacobi, Taylor's bowman, countered.

The venue is located along the coast, 21.5 kilometers south of the Olympic Stadium. The surface-to-air weapon is perched on a hill adjacent ...

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