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Olympias at the Olympics (or not)

The Olympias was built in part to publicise and celebrate the Olympic Games, hence her name. For the London Olympics of 2012, there was an arrangement for the Olympias to be made seaworthy and transported to London where she would take part in the final leg of the Olympic torch relay. In the end, the Olympias was replaced by David Beckham and a speedboat. The organisers (LOCOG) cited 'security concerns' for cancelling the appearance of the trireme though it remains unclear whether those concerns relate to the potential of naval military technology now 2,500 years old or that the Olympias herself would be a target. 


The first section follows Greek reaction and the second Anglophone. 

1.        Olympic games 2000 and 2004

 

1.        http://www.newsnow.gr/article/64657/apokleisthike-i-triiris-olympias-apo-tous-olympiakous-agones-tou-londinou.html

2.        http://news.in.gr/greece/article/?aid=557810

 

2. Olympic games 2012

Before

 

1.        http://national-pride.org/2012/03/17/%CE%B1%CE%BE%CE%B9%CE%BF%CE%B8%CE%AD%CE%B1%CF%84%CE%BF-%CF%84%CF%89%CE%BD-%CE%BF%CE%BB%CF%85%CE%BC%CF%80%CE%B9%CE%B1%CE%BA%CF%8E%CE%BD-%CF%84%CE%BF%CF%85-%CE%BB%CE%BF%CE%BD%CE%B4%CE%AF%CE%BD%CE%BF/

2.        http://www.newsbeast.gr/greece/arthro/320011/i-triiris-olubias-tha-taxidepsei-sto-londino/

3.        http://www.ethnos.gr/article.asp?catid=22768&subid=2&pubid=63631533

4.        http://www.imerisia.gr/article.asp?catid=26510&subid=2&pubid=112835985

5.        http://thesecretrealtruth.blogspot.com/2012/03/blog-post_979.html

6.        http://www.ethnos.gr/summary.asp?catid=23855&subid=2&pubid=63335302

7.        http://naxosplus.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/blog-post_17.html#.UU9w7idMCEx

8.        http://ataktesfones.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/blog-post_2081.html

9.        http://www.tanea.gr/news/greece/article/4703133/?iid=2

10. http://www.zougla.gr/greece/article/salpari-gia-ta-ksena-i-triris-olimpias#.T2ohSyFgBEY.facebook

11.    http://www.real.gr/DefaultArthro.aspx?page=arthro&id=131997&catID=3

12.    http://www.defence-point.gr/news/?p=40841

13. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SEfJ7nv5528/T2oFicyZMEI/AAAAAAAAATA/oHm7Tlg7B98/s1600/tri.jpg

 

After

14.    http://panosz.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/olympic/

15.    http://www.tanea.gr/news/greece/article/4713112/?iid=2

16.    http://www.tanea.gr/news/greece/article/4712749/?iid=2

17.    http://www.ethnos.gr/article.asp?catid=22769&subid=2&pubid=63646041

18.    http://www.tovima.gr/society/article/?aid=453809

19.    http://thesalaminians.com/2012/04/22/h-%CF%84%CF%81%CE%B9%CE%AE%CF%81%CE%B7%CF%82-%CE%BF%CE%BB%CF%85%CE%BC%CF%80%CE%B9%CE%AC%CF%82-%CE%B5%CE%BA%CF%84%CF%8C%CF%82-%CE%BF%CE%BB%CF%85%CE%BC%CF%80%CE%B9%CE%B1%CE%BA%CF%8E%CE%BD-%CE%B1/

20.    http://www.newsbeast.gr/sports/arthro/338346/gia-logous-asfaleias-den-paei-i-triiris-sto-londino/

21.    http://www.tovima.gr/society/article/?aid=453809&wordsinarticle=%CF%84%CF%81%CE%B9%CE%B7%CF%81%CE%B7%CF%82

22.    http://www.tanea.gr/opinions/all-opinions/article/4714922/?iid=2

23.    http://www.inews.gr/164/ellada-apokleisthike-i-triiris-olybias-apo-tous-olybiakous-agones-tou-londinou.htm

         24.    http://www.newsnow.gr/article/64657/apokleisthike-i-triiris-olympias-apo-tous-olympiakous-agones-tou-londinou.html


3.        Olympic games 2012 (Anglophone)

 

Before:

 

1.        http://www.flickr.com/photos/ellie-yannis/5327639252/

2.        http://www.amna.gr/english/articleview.php?id=90

3.        http://greece.greekreporter.com/2012/03/20/trireme-olympias-to-be-displayed-at-2012-london-olympic-games/

4.        http://www.greek-islands-travel.co.uk/culture/greek-trireme-at-2012-olympics.html

5.        http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/trireme-olympias-to-be-displayed-at.html#.UU9-DydMCEx

 

After:

 

6.        http://www.ft.com/cms/s/6d3c20c6-8980-11e1-85b6-00144feab49a,Authorised=false.html?_i_location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcms%2Fs%2F0%2F6d3c20c6-8980-11e1-85b6-00144feab49a.html&_i_referer=#axzz2OUO9ZThd

7.        http://www.cyprusnewsreport.com/?q=taxonomy/term/1070

8.        http://eu.greekreporter.com/2012/04/19/london-olympics-organizers-sink-trireme-olympias-for-security-reasons/

9.        http://www.cyprusnewsreport.com/?q=node/5634

10.    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/news/9213256/Olympic-warship-plan-sinks-over-safety-concerns-sparking-diplomatic-row.html

11.    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/04/19/london-2012-olympics-ship-greece-locog-thames-_n_1437293.html

12.    http://www.axortagos.gr/london-olympics-organizers-sink-trireme-olympias-for-security-reasons.html

   
 
 
 

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