Secretary General Iakovos Filippousis represented the ICMG at the ceremony organized by the Cyprus Olympic Committee in the Olympic House of Cyprus, for the “Best Young Athletes 2021” awards. During the ceremony, the “Glafkos Clerides” prize was also awarded to the best male athlete Pavlos Kontidis (sailing) and to the best female athlete of the year, Andri Eleftheriou (shooting).
The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Prodromos Prodromou, the president of the Cyprus Sports Organization Andreas Michailidis, the ICMG Treasurer and Vice-President of the Cyprus Olympic Committee Mr. Yiotis Ioannidis and the Advisor to the President of the Republic of Cyprus for Sports amd member of the ICMG Communication and Marketing Commission Foivos Zachariadis.
“Sport represents globally a supreme sociαl phenomenon. This has been demonstrated during the two years of the pandemic when it was the first to spread the message of the return to normal life, as the Olympic Games have recently done and also the Olympic Winter Games. Soon the great sporting events of the Mediterranean Games and the Commonwealth Games will once again bring together athletes from all over the world. Sport is above all participation and effort, then distinction. Continue your efforts by honoring the Olympic values: honest sport and fair play. A big “thank you” also to the invisible heroes, your parents, who support your efforts on many levels. Be healthy and stay strong and we expect you to Oran, where our Algerian friends have prepared a ground for exceptional games”, declared the ICMG Secretary General during his speech.
Mr. Filippousis presented the award to the Best Young Athlete for 2021, Styliana Ioannidou, the high jump athlete who won the bronze medal at the World Championships in Nairobi. The award was received by her mother due to the fact that the young athlete is in the United States for her studies.
On the occasion of the visit of theICMG Secretary General of the ICMG to Cyprus, importantissues were discussed in detail, such as the organization and the planning of the Mediterranean Games in Oran, as well as the implementation of new development programs by the National Olympic Committees.