The Greek government is considering securitizing future tax and other revenues as a way to raise money to pay for venues and facilities necessary for the Olympics to be held in Athens in 2004, according to finance minister Yannos Papandoniou.

"It's a useful proposition: Olympic bonds. We can turn future money inflows ... into bonds and cash them in in advance," Papandoniou told the Sunday Eleftherotypia newspaper, adding that the bonds could bring in as much as $800 million annually over the next seven to eight years.

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