Στο πλαίσιο της «ΑΜΦΙΤΡΥΩΝ ΠΟΛΗ” και τη Ζάκυνθο

165 Days Before the Games

IN THE ‘CITY AMPHITRYON “and Zakynthos

The island is now officially “Polis Amphitryon” of the World Games Special Olympics 2011. In a memorandum signed by His Eminence Metropolitan of Zakynthos Chrysostomos and President of the Organizing Committee for the Games, Gianna Despotopoulou a special ceremony held at the Monastery Archontariki Strofades and St. Dionysius.

Present at the event and the Mayor of Zakynthos, Stelios Bozikas, representatives of the Hotel Association of Municipal Unity Arcadia and non-governmental organization ONAR through art for the sick child ‘and pupils of special schools and children ODAZ.

Fifty volunteers have already signed up in the “City Amphitryon,” according to which will be accommodated in hotels of the island for a four day before the games (21-24 June) Special Olympics athletes from South Africa, Portugal, Djibouti, the Ghana and Qatar.
In his address Bishop Chrysostomos said: “Participants teach us that through the darkness comes light problems, such as through the Psycho-physical illness appears strongly about something higher and stronger. These people claim rate in every aspect of life and not entitled to disability but on the specific abilities which most can not imagine, “said Chrysostomos.

H president of Athens 2011 Organizing Committee, Gianna Despotopoulou, in her speech said: “The ‘Polis Amphitryon” is innovative in nature, as their purpose is not only the athletes know their culture and their local communities but rather to inform citizens of each region and initiated the voluntary knowing the specificity of these children. The special schools and do a great job but in life the child needs salt and pepper. We want to give him holding racing programs while providing them with stimuli. The presence of Metropolitan Chrysostomos clearly guarantee success. “

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