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Athens News Agency: News in English, 07-05-22

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

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  • [01] Athens moving to Champions League beat

  • [01] Athens moving to Champions League beat

    An overcast Athens on Tuesday continued to gear up for tomorrow's UEFA Champions League final between Liverpool and AC Milan, as thousands of fans were plainly evident on the Greek capital's streets exactly two years after underdogs Liverpool lifted the trophy in Istanbul against the same Italian side in one of the greatest finals ever played.

    Press conferences and work-outs were on the itinerary for the two European powerhouses on Tuesday, the day in which the majority of English and Italian fans are expected to arrive. Moreover, at last estimate, some 14,000 police officers will be stationed in and around the Athens Olympic Stadium (OAKA), metro stations, the airport and the city's centre - the biggest law enforcement mobilisation in the east Mediterranean country since the 2004 Olympic Games.

    Other measures announced this past week include more frequent and all-night metro and bus services on selected routes, as well as the cordoning off of the OAKA venue in the north Athens district of Maroussi.

    One indication of the turnout is the fact that Greek police asked hotel and caf? owners in the city's downtown area to field video walls for fans left without a ticket for the match.

    Caption: Liverpool fans raise a large team flag in front of the Temple of Olympian Zeus archaeological site in the centre of Athens on Tuesday, May 22, 2007. ANA-MPA / O. PANAGIOTOU.


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