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The total cost of the Athens Olympics may exceed $14.6 billion, according to Greece's 2005 budget submitted to parliament Thursday. The previous socialist government, which lost to the conservatives in the March elections, had placed the cost of the Aug. 13-29 Olympics and Paralympics that followed in September at $5.9 billion.

Landon Donovan was voted the U.S. soccer team Player of the Year on Thursday, becoming the first three-time winner.

In 2002, the 22-year-old forward became the youngest player to earn the honor.

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