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NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 16, 2004
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(Athens: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Athens: Brian Williams) The slow attendance at the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, featured; details given of the thwarted American pursuit for medals, sluggish ticket sales and decreased business; scenes shown of the US men's basketball team losing to Puerto Rico and empty seats at many events. [Athens BUSINESSWOMAN – wonders where the tourists are.] [Athens Olympic Organizing Committee Michalis ZACHARATOS†- says we still have 15 days ahead of us.]

(Athens: Tom Brokaw) Today’s competition reviewed. The concern of US Olympic officials about the images projected by US athletes due to the wave of anti-American sentiment featured; details given about former US swimmer Janet Evans' advice to athletes on how to behave. [EVANS – says Olympians are held to a higher standard; comments on security issues involving the display of the American flag.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Williams, Brian

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