264 Days Before the Games


Along with the flag of Greece has received the 2007 Special Olympics Games in China, took a pledge to support the Games in Athens in 2011. Just three years later, the dream became reality with the formal signing of an agreement between the President and CEO of COSCO Pacific Limited, Captain Wei Jiafu, and Chairman of the Organizing Special Olympics World Games ATHENS 2011, Mrs Gianna Despotopoulou presence of SA Prime Ministers of China, Mr. Wen Jiabao and Prime Minister George Papandreou at the Maximos Mansion Saturday, October 2.

“The negotiations for this agreement began before about two years and success is due in large proportion in the sensitive and energetic ambassador of China, Mr. Luo Linquan» said the president of Athens 2011 and added: “A big thank you toambassador who brought us so close to Captain Wei Jiafu, who believed in our vision and actively demonstrate its support for the organization.

The sponsorship includes the cost of 32,000 full uniforms for all categories of volunteers and paid staff, 17.000 t-shirts that will be offered to athletes and their coaches and the 600 full suits of the Greek delegation will participate at the World Games. All this equipment will be delivered at the distribution center uniforms (impressions) and accreditation of GP Athens 2011 to April 2011.

Particularly important is the contribution of COSCO and the voluntary sector in the presence of hundreds of Chinese who unanimously said ‘I’m inside! “. The offer of COSCO in manpower and material puts the official sponsors.

The Special Olympics World Games ATHENS 2011 will be held from June 25 to July 4, 2011. In the 7500 Games will bring together athletes and 2,500 coaches from 185 countries, 3,000 judges / referees, 40,000 family members of athletes, 25,000 volunteers and the event will cover 3,000 journalists from around the world.


Foto1: President and CEO of COSCO Pacific Limited, Captain Wei Jiafu signed an agreement with the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens 2011, Gianna Despotopoulou, in the eyes of Prime Minister Wen Jiabao of China and Greece, George Papandreou

Foto2: Joanne Despotopoulou by Captain Wei Jiafu after the ratification of the agreement between the ATHENS 2011 Organising Committee and COSCO

Foto3: Joanne Despotopoulou responsible for communication with the ATHENS 2011 Alexandra Oikonomidou along with some volunteers COSCO


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