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Olympic ceremonies producer chosen

Jack Morton Worldwide announced yesterday it had been chosen as producer of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games to be held in Athens in 2004. The company said it will support Dimitris Papaioannou, the concept creator and artistic director of the Games ceremonies. «Jack Morton Worldwide has an impressive track record and I am looking forward to working with them,» Papaioannou said. «We are all very honored to deliver the ceremonies celebrating a special occasion – the return of the Games to their birthplace.» The appointment by the Athens 2004 organizing committee comes after a seven-month bid process, which involved agencies from Greece and throughout Europe.