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Mayor of Athens to speak at LSE on what makes an Olympic city

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The 2004 Olympics were hosted by Athens, Greece, and preparing the city for the games was a huge undertaking. Dora Bakoyannis, mayor of Athens, will speak about the experience of hosting the Olympic games in a public lecture on Thursday 4 November at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

She will examine the lessons learned from the experience and look at the challenges faced and the legacy the games will bring to the city.

Dora Bakoyannis became the first female mayor of Athens in October 2002 and is the first women to serve as mayor of a city hosting the Olympic Games.

Howard Davies, director of LSE, will chair this event.

What makes an Olympic city? Lessons and legacies from the Athens experience is on Thursday 4 November at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.


To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

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27 October 2004