The Hellenic Olympic Committee’s Annual Awards Ceremony was held at the HOC Conference Hall in the presence of the IOC Member and HOC President Spyros Capralos, the Vice President of the Government, Panagiotis Pikrammenos, the Deputy Minister of Sport, Lefteris Avgenakis, the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and President of the Association of friends of children with cancer “Elpida”, Marianna Vardinogianni and many more prominent figures in sports, politics and arts.
During the ceremony the HOC honored the athletes who were qualified for the Olympic Games within 2019 and the athletes who won medals at the 2nd European Games of Minsk, Belarus last summer. Τhe ICMG General Secretary Iakovos Filippousis was present at the event and honored the swimming champion Andreas Vazaios.
Artemis Ignatiou , Choreographer of the Lighting and Handover Ceremonies, and Georgios Andreadis, prominent sport figure of world sailing, were honored with the HOC’s highest award “Dimitrios Vikelas”.
The 2019 IOC Trophy “Sport and Sustainable Architecture” was awarded to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation for the construction of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center which was designed on sustainable standards.