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Spectators satisfied with Athens Games: survey
Updated: 2004-09-10 11:20

Spectators of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games were completely satisfied with their Olympic experience according to a survey conducted by MRB Hellas SA, VPRC and Research International.

A total of 5,028 spectators (Greek and foreign) were surveyed in all Olympic venues in Attica. Of these, 78.8 percent said they were completely satisfied with the event they had attended, while 16 percent said they were rather satisfied.

The ceremonies received high scores with 95.2 percent of spectators saying they were satisfied upon exiting the Olympic Stadium after the opening ceremony, while 96.2 percent said the same of the closing ceremony.

A high percentage of spectators (95.4 percent) said they were satisfied with the Olympic venues. The Galatsi Olympic Hall ranked first in spectators' preferences, followed by the Athens Olympic Sports Complex (OAKA), the Helliniko Olympic Complex and the Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall.

Volunteers and venue staff received high marks from 97.1 percent of Greek spectators and from 95.4 percent of foreign visitors.

A breakdown of results by national identity showed that a greater percentage of visitors expressing very positive sentiments towards Greece were from Latin America (83.7 percent), followed by Africa (81 percent), the UK (80.5 percent) and the US (78.3 percent).

In other sectors, 86.9 percent of those surveyed said they were satisfied with the public transport system, 74.1 percent were pleased with their accommodation, while 66.8 percent satisfied with Greek restaurants and caterings.

As for the much talked-about issue of security, 90.2 percent of spectators surveyed said they felt completely safe in Athens, during the Games. Only 0.1 percent of those asked said they felt completely unsafe.

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