09 July, 2004
IOC Coordination Commission Chairman Denis Oswald said he was impressed with the progress made so far regarding Olympic venues, after visiting several on Thursday morning. Oswald was escorted by IOC Executive Director Gilbert Feli, other IOC experts, Athens 2004 Executive Directors Marton Simitsek and Yannis Pyrgiotis.
Among the sites visited were the Media Village located on the campus of the National Metsovio Polytechnic Institute, the Traffic Management Centre, the Olympic Stadium, the Olympic Village and others.
Oswald said he was impressed with the roof of the Olympic Stadium. "A while ago I was wondering if the Calatrava roof would be able to be slipped into place; now it is in place and looks very good," he stated.
Asked about ticket sales, Oswald said that 80% of the revenue target for ticket sales has already been reached, and is thus satisfactory.
Source: Athens News Agency