[OFF THE POST/EURO 2008]
While Dutch and Italians fans swarmed to Bern to the delight of businesses in the Swiss capital, it hasn't been so festive in Geneva, where food
stall operators who paid $35,000 for restaurant spots near the Fan Village have threatened to strike because promises of 20,000 visitors per day have gone unrealized. Moreover, heavy rains flooded
much of the Bout-du-Monde camp site, which lost electricity after a couple of Polish fans short-circuited the power supply while trying to recharge a camera.
In Lucarno, near the
Swiss-Italian border, business owners complained that fans weren't interested in shopping and usual customers are staying away, according to the Associated Press.