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Security a success -- and overkill -- in Athens

Updated: August 29, 2004, 4:31 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- There were Patriot missiles, citywide surveillance cameras, a chemical-sniffing blimp and a $1.5 billion price tag. In the end, though, the biggest security breaches at these Olympics were two men in skirts.

Despite dire warnings of hijacked airplanes, dirty bombs and killer kites, the games entered the Closing Ceremonies Sunday with no major security problems. Was that because the police operation worked, or because it was overkill?

"I think both," said Maria ...

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