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Athens News Agency: News in English, 01-11-18

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Ancient Olympia torch ceremony for Winter Olympic Games on Monday
  • [02] Weather forecast: Rain and storms on Monday
  • [03] Foreign Exchange Rates - Monday

  • [01] Ancient Olympia torch ceremony for Winter Olympic Games on Monday

    18/11/2001 21:04:55

    The countdown for the start of the Winter Olympic Games which will be held at Salt Lake City in the United States from February 8-24, 2002, begins at Ancient Olympia on Monday noon with the lighting of the Olympic Games torch.

    Thalia Prokopiou, who was also the high priestess at the torch lighting ceremony for the Olympic Games in Sydney, will light the torch and forward it to the first runner, Lefteris Fafalis, 25.

    The Olympic torch will reach Kalavryta at 16.40 where it will remain until Tuesday morning. Its arrival at the Panethenian Stadium is scheduled for 21.45 the same day. It will remain there until December 3 when the president of the Greek Olympic Games Committee, Lambis Nikolaou will hand it over during a special ceremony to the representative of the Organising Committee of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games.

    [02] Weather forecast: Rain and storms on Monday

    18/11/2001 18:54:08

    Rain and storms are forecast in most parts of Greece on Monday. Local cluding is expected in western Greece, turning to rain and local showers, mainly in the northwest, while local cloud forecast for Crete, the Cyclades and the Dodecanese. Winds variable. Temperatures in thenorth will range from 0 to 16 C, in the west from 9 to 18 C, and in the rest of the country from 7 to 20 C. Athens will be overcast, turning to rain in the afternoon with the possibility of local storms during the night, and temperatures of 10-19 C. The same in Thessaloniki, with temperatures of 6-16 C.

    [03] Foreign Exchange Rates - Monday

    18/11/2001 17:20:07

    Indicative tourist buying rates until Monday

    U.S. dollar 382.178

    German mark 172.829

    French franc 051.531

    Pound sterling 547.407

    Irish punt 429.202

    Belgian franc 008.379

    Luxembourg franc 008.379

    Dutch guilder 153.389

    Italian lira (100) 017.457

    Austrian schilling 024.565

    Danish kroner 045.426

    Swedish kroner 036.048

    Finnish mark 056.852

    Spanish peseta 002.032

    Portuguese escudo 001.686

    Japanese yen (100) 311.671

    Swiss franc 230.361

    Norwegian kroner 042.679

    Cyprus pound 590.022

    Canadian dollar 240.150

    Australian dollar 200.099


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