‘Please hurry, just 48 days to go!’

A statue of the ancient goddess Pallas Athene looks down from the roof of an old house in Plaka on work in progress to clean up the city that bears her name and which now is privileged to be holding the best and safest Olympic Games ever, in the country where they were born. «Just 48 days to go,» she seems to be saying. «Please hurry.»