Support for Athens 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games - The Best from Greece
Posted on: 10/Oct/2009
Support to "Athens 2011"
Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos expressed support to the hosting of the Special Olympics World Summer Games "Athens 2011" in a meeting he had Thursday with Special Olympics International Chairman and CEO Timothy P. Shriver and Special Olympics Hellas President Joanna Despotopoulou.
Geroulanos stressed in the meeting, symbolically held under the shadow of the Acropolis, that Greece being the cradle of Civilization will send out to the world the message of respect for people with disabilities and participation in the joy found in sports.
On his part, the Special Olympics International Chairman and CEO expressed certainty that the "Athens 2011" Games will be absolutely successful with the help of the Greek government.
The Special Olympics World Summer Games "Athens 2011" will be held on June 25-July 4, 2011 with the participation of 7,500 athletes and 2,500 coaches from 185 countries.
Caption: ANA-MPA file photo of Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos
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