Geek Trivia: Olympic muddle winners

“Athletes, ambassadors, spectators, security specialists, engineers, and pretty much everyone else are all currently testing the notion that Greece’s legendary Athens is truly “ready” to host the 2004 Summer Olympic Games–despite widespread fears that construction and security shortfalls might prevent or delay the safe progress of the world’s most revered collection of sporting competitions.

Aggravating this anxiety is the fact that the Athens Olympic venues are following in the longstanding Olympic tradition of architectural and engineering boldness, specifically with the Athens Olympic Stadium designed to push the envelope of modern sports venue design. Of course, those who ignore history are often doomed to repeat it, and many modern Olympic pundits forget that Athens was far from the first or only host city to face the prospect of unprepared or incomplete stadia.”