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Acropolis Rally…

A car taking part in the first day of this year’s Acropolis Rally speeds past photographers at the Olympic Stadium yesterday. The Acropolis Rally, which is celebrating its 51st year, became the first world championship race to run a stage inside a stadium. Organizers called it a ‘spectator super-special’ stage, as two cars at a time sped around two laps of a 1.2-kilometer tarmac track inside the sold-out stadium. Frenchman Sebastien Loeb, who is the reigning champion and currently leads the driver standings, won yesterday’s stage by 0.1 of a second driving a Citroen Xsara. The next stage will begin from Lamia today.