Olympians honoured during event marking Cyprus’ 40 years of participation in the Olympic Games

?n the occasion of Cyprus’ 40 years of participation in the Olympic Games, the Cyprus Sports Organisation (CSO) in cooperation with the Cyprus Association of Olympic Games Participants (CAOGP) honoured the athletes who have competed in the world’s leading sporting event.

According to a CSO statement, along the athletes who have participated in the Olympic Games, those who have served as Presidents of the CSO and the CAOGP were also honoured, while special awards were given to the representative of the World Olympians Association, Sandrine Billiet, and the President of the Greek Olympians, Voula Kozoboli.

The book “Cyprus at the Olympic Games” was also presented at the event, along with an photography exhibition of all the athletes who participated in the competitions from 1980 to 2022 (summer and winter Games).

CSO President Andreas Michaelides congratulated CAOGP for the historic, as he described it, publication of the book. ” The CSO, true to its role and its high mission, has stood by the side of the Cyprus Olympians from the very beginning. What we can promise is that with the same zeal we will continue to aid our athletes, so that the already impressive list of the Cyprus Olympians will continue to grow”, Michaelides said in his address.

The President of the Cyprus Olympians Costas Papakostas stressed that it is an honour for them that this event was put under the organizational responsibility of the CSO. “Athletes are the cornerstone of sports and participants in the Olympic Games are considered as the very best of a country’s athletes,” he said.

Source: Cyprus News Agency