A Big Fat Greek Mess

The Games were born in Greece. The replay could be a lot more painful.

Updated: July 22, 2003, 12:18 PM ET
By Peter Keating | ESPN The Magazine
"We hope you do not find any more bombs that stop work." Clovis Lodewijks, International Softball official, to Greek army personnel at a new Olympic site.

Oh, those Europeans, with their sophisticated humor!

Peter Keating is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, where he covers investigative and statistical subjects. He started writing "The Biz," a column looking at sports business from the fan's point of view, in 1999. He also coordinates the Magazine's annual "Ultimate Standings" project, which ranks all pro franchises according to how much they give back to fans. His work on concussions in football has earned awards from the Deadline Club, the New York Press Club and the Center for the Study of Sport in Society.

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