In a jittery post-9/11 world and in the wake of bombings in Turkey and Spain, Olympic security is a top priority and daunting challenge this summer. Greek officials have put in a special request to NATO for additional help. The U.S. military has joined an extensive training drill dubbed "Shield of Hercules" with 400 U.S. troops taking part.
With the Olympics less than six months away, can host city Athens safely pull off the world's greatest games? And what kind of reception awaits American athletes at this ultimate global event?
Trent Gegax, correspondent, Newsweek Magazine
John Powers, sports reporter, The Boston Globe
Larry Buendorf, chief security officer, US Olympic Committee
Sara McMann, women's freestyle wrestler.
This program aired on March 15, 2004.