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Greece in a race to finish

Greece is in a race to finish construction for this summer's Olympic games. Fewer than half of the facilities are completed, which in itself is not surprising. But the massive project has always been accompanied by concerns that the country might not be able to pull it off. Yesterday the organizing committee announced that they will abandon plans to build a roof over the facility housing the swimming competition.

The International swimming federation, FINA, issued complaints over the decision, while American officials took it in stride: "It's just like a swimming meet in Arizona, and we've gone to plenty of those." Still, one hopes that this is not the tip of the iceberg.