Athens’s decommissioned seaside airport, earmarked to host several Olympic events in 2004, keeps disgorging explosive reminders of the capital’s turbulent history. Yesterday morning, army de-mining experts discovered two live 250lb (113-kilo) bombs dating from World War II 1.8 meters underground on the grounds of the Hellenikon Airport, which was replaced on March 28, 2001, by the 1.9-billion-euro (658-billion-drachma) Eleftherios Venizelos at Spata. They will be defused and destroyed. A de-mining team looking for unexploded ordnance at Hellenikon, which was bombed by both Axis and Allied forces in WWII, has found at least three more 250lb WWII bombs since mid-September. The grounds will be used for basketball, slalom canoeing and kayaking, baseball, softball, fencing, handball and hockey venues in 2004. Afterward, they are supposed to be turned into parkland.