Evia joined the program “POLIS-AMPHITRYON” THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS

 

‘I’m inside, “said the political and ecclesiastical leadership of Evia Program Host Town« Polis Amphitryon. In a ceremony held at County Hall Council Chalkis, signed a memorandum of understanding to integrate the county in this program.

In this context, Chalkis and Eretria will host 300 athletes, four days before the start of the World Special Olympics Games Athens 2011 (25 June – 4 July 2011). The bulk of the children will be staying for free at Hotel Katerina, Eretria.

The President of the Athens 2011 Organizing Committee, Gianna Despotopoulou, in her speech said: “The Chalcis and Eretria were selected for inclusion in 60 cities and islands of Greece, will host these distinguished athletes. This program is an integral part of the World Games. One of the objectives is to promote mutual understanding between different cultures, emphasizing the particular talents and skills of people with intellectual disabilities.

The MoU signed with the President, the Prefect of Evia, D. Bourantas, the mayor Chalkideon Thanassis Zempilis mayor and Eretria Amphitrite Alimpate presence of Bishop Chalkis Istieas and Sporades Chrysostom, MP LD Evia, Simos Kedikoglou of Champion of Peace Aindili ensemble, world wrestling champion Fani Psathas and Special Olympics athletes from Euboea.

 

 

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