ΑΠΟ σύνορα ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥΠΟΛΗ ΚΛΙΚ στο Rose ΤΗΣ ΚΑΡΔΙΑΣ SPECIAL OLYMPICS

 

With a special ceremony at the Palace of the Grand Master in Rhodes completed his tour Sraiver Tim Kennedy, under the “City Amphitryon, the Special Olympics World Games ATHENS 2011.The President of the International Committee of Special Olympics (SOI) and Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the World Games in Athens, Gianna Despotopoulou within 24 hours began in Alexandroupolis, passed from Kavala and then traveled to Rhodes in a tour full of messages of humanity and solidarity.

Cast was the Special Olympics athletes and their families who welcomed in every city, enthusiastically Sraiver Mr. Kennedy and Ms. Despotopoulou. Protagonist, and the President of SOI, who in a speech at the Lighthouse of Alexandroupolis and looking at the statue of a woman struggling, proposed to create an equivalent to capturing the Greek mother and the daily struggle to do, growing up a child with intellectual disabilities. Protagonist and the Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism, George Nikitiadis, who said once more “present” call in the Special Olympics, an event held yesterday in Rhodes.

But everything began to Alexandroupolis border on Wednesday.The representative of the Government, Deputy Interior Minister George Ntolios the Evros Prefect Nikos Zampounidis and Mayors of cities will take part To the “host town”, George Alexandris (Alexandroupolis) and George Oustoglou (Ferron) spoke warmly of the initiative it. Then, on the Lighthouse, presented works of children in special education schools Alexandroupolis, who sang about love and “Sport unites the hearts.” In the event the “present” also gave the Metropolitan of Alexandroupolis, Samothraki and Traianoupoleos Anthimos, but the owners three Olympic medals in athletics, Source Devetzi and Katerina Thanou. The ceremony ended with the Lighthouse for a surprise: Alexandroupolis will forever something Sraiver Tim Kennedy, as chairman of the SOI has left the imprint of the palm to the creation of copper.

Next stop, Thursday morning, Kavala. Local authorities held a ceremony in Freedom Square, in front of City Hall in the city. The Bishop of Philippi, Neapolis and Thasos Prokopios talked about “raising awareness of local communities, groups of people facing problems.” The Mayor of Kavala Kostas Simitsis argued that “… the struggle is to protect those people who have equal rights with all our struggle is to save ourselves.” Concluding the event, Tim Kennedy and Sraiver Gianna Despotopoulou, was awarded a honorary citizen of the city.

Rhodes and the Palace of Grand Masters in the castle of the Knights, the atmosphere was impressive in the afternoon Thursday. The Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism, George Nikitiadis, won the highest distinction of the Special Olympics, with Gianna Despotopoulou to surrender the special medal, saying: “To get close to our efforts.” Mr. Nikitiadis replied: “But I’m always on your side!” The Secretary talked about, even for the Games and the participation of Rhodes in the hospitality program: Greece even in these difficult circumstances, is consistent with its international obligations. Especially in this, which is a product of humanity. I am proud that in my hometown, my compatriots are pioneers in the City program, Amphitryon. The private initiative is doing everything to be okay on our international obligations. And this is especially important in a given period.

In his speech, Tim Sraiver Kennedy was among others on: “I’m happy and excited that I found in these cities because I saw people around me who have decided to stand next to the movement of Special Olympics. We want these cities to accommodate people with intellectual disabilities, not only for four days, but on a daily basis. To change that mindset. ”

Also, Ms. Despotopoulou said: “Our goal is to bring to the fore those who are now in the background. As mothers of children who do not seek pity, but their children live with dignity. It has been shown that sport is the more correct way to integrate these children into society and the labor market. We must create an environment that respects the diversity of everyone.

All venue, the Organising Committee Athens 2011 Special Olympics honored with special credentials of representatives of all the hotels that reported participation in “Amphitryon City, offering free hosting. The response is so intense, so far has reached almost 90% of the claims, which provide accommodation 7,500 athletes and 2,500 coaches, escorts in various cities of Greece, four days before the Games begin in June 2011.

 

 

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