Bourtzi of Skiathos, in the presence of hundreds of citizens and tourists, but two stars of world cinema, signed the Memorandum of integration of the island in “POLIS – AMPHITRYON” of the Special Olympics World Games ATHENS 2011 by the President of the Organising Committee Ms Gianna Despotopoulou and Skiathos Mayor Mr Nicholas Plomaritis.

The island will host the 230meli Mission from the UK and therefore the signing ceremony of the Memorandum was also attended by the Ambassador of Great Britain, David Lantsman, who praised the statements of offering residents and the Local Government Association SANTICOS HOTELS given free hosting of the British athletes.

The event was attended by the Representative of the Prime Minister and Secretary for Youth Mr. Livanos, Members Mr Kartalis K. and P. Markakis, the honorary chairman of Special Olympics Hellas Mr. Potamianos, Prefectural and Municipal Consultants, Special Olympics athletes in county , students of Primary Schools and representatives of church, military and port authority and the Greek Police.

The surprise of the Special Olympics reserved to the guests was the presence of supporters of actors Kurt Russell and Goldie Chooun. Cast in some of the biggest successes in the film, said that 2011 will be present along with several colleagues to encourage and applaud the 7500 athletes from 185 countries will take part in separate events hosted by our country and urged all Greeks to shout “I’m In” during the event.

The President Gianna Despotopoulou, awarded the highest award of Special Olympics in Skiathos Mayor Mr Nicholas Plomaritis and Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee “POLIS – AMPHITRYON” Ms. Vicky Shantou for exceptional service and the public awareness campaign of the island as Volunteers will welcome athletes and will host events in their honor.


1. From left: Kurt Russel, President of the ATHENS 2011 Mrs. C. Despotopoulou the Goldie Hawn and Chairman of the Host Town Skiathos TA 2011, Ms. Vicky Shantou

2. The honorary guests of the event

3. Athletes SOHellas with the President of the ATHENS 2011 delivered to the Mayor of Skiathos flag SO

4. H Chairman of the Organizing Athens 2011 at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Mayor of Skiathos Mr. Plomaritis


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