Word on the street is positive

Updated: August 22, 2004, 9:09 PM ET
By Brian Church | Special to ESPN Insider
ATHENS, Greece – The Olympic Games are a week old. Not bad for an event first recorded in 776 BC.

So far, the Games have gone much better than anyone really expected. Nothing's been blown up – though you can never relax security – and the talk of the town is Michael Phelps and his impressive five goldies.