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  Will Athens be ready for Games?
Updated 31 March 2004, 14.20
Building work in Athens
There are fears Athens won't we ready to host the Olympics this summer after builders working on already delayed projects went on strike.

The games are set to open in the Greek capital on 13 August.

Only 24 of the 38 Olympic venues have so far been completed and the finishing touches aren't expected to be put on the main stadium until 20 July.

The builders were among hundreds of thousands of workers who took part in a one-day strike on Wednesday.

The logo for the 2004 Olympics
The logo for the 2004 Olympics

The building firms and Olympics organisers say they are not worried about the strike as the time can be made up easily.

Overtime

"One day will not affect our work. Any delay can be covered with overtime and working on Sundays and holidays," said one building firm boss.

But the Greek Government has already had to scrap several Olympic projects which were running late.

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