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82 percent say Games were worth trouble

Updated: September 4, 2004, 6:50 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- One week after the closing ceremony, 82 percent of Athenians say the Olympics were worth the years of sacrifice, according to a poll published Saturday.

The survey, in the daily newspaper Ta Nea, also found 54 percent of those polled believe living conditions will improve in the Greek capital after the games.

No margin of error was given in the Global Link poll conducted Aug. 30-31. It involved phone interviews with 400 people over age 18.

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