The message of the President of the Republic at the 51st Celebration of the Elites 2023 of the Cyprus Sportswriters Union
The allocation of an additional 350 thousand euros for the preparation needs of Cypriot sportsmen and women who claim participation in the Olympic Games in Paris , announced the President of the Republic, Nikos Christodoulidis, at tonight's 51st Celebration of the Elites, which has been held continuously since 1973, by the Sports Writers Association of Cyprus (EAK) and where the leaders of 2023 were awarded.
In his videotaped message, the President of the Republic, who due to other commitments, was unable, despite his desire, to be at tonight's event, said that he considers it particularly important that the awards are given by the Cyprus Sportswriters Association, ” since our sportswriters are the ones who follow the effort, the effort, the results of our athletes and their awards every day”.
“At the same time, Ladies and Gentlemen, the fact that tonight's event and the awards of excellence presented by the Cyprus Sportswriters Association, are under the auspices of the Cyprus Sports Organization with the support of the Cyprus Radio Foundation, the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority and the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth highlights the importance that as a State we attach to the top celebration of our excellent athletes, which for five decades has become an institution”, he added.
The President of the Republic congratulated those who were voted as leaders and all the candidates in each category separately.
“As a Government and as a State, I want to assure you that we will be supporters and helpers, with deeds and not words, in the effort to further upgrade sports in our country. At the same time, as a State and I personally, we are determined, in cooperation with all the agencies involved, to finally, effectively and holistically deal with the phenomenon of hooliganism, violence in stadiums and in sports in general. Such phenomena do not honor any of us”, he noted.
He also said that we are only a few months before the Olympic Games in Paris.
“All of us are waiting with anxiety but also with pride to let's see as many Cypriot sportsmen and women participating in the top sports event. Within this context, but also as an indication of our clear will to effectively support sports in our country, I am announcing tonight the allocation of an additional 350 thousand euros for the preparation needs of our sportsmen and women who claim participation in the Olympic Games in Paris, with the wish and hope that the Cypriot Olympic Team that will represent us will make us even more proud”, he pointed out.
Closing, the President of the Republic once again congratulated all the awardees, thanked and congratulated the Union Cyprus Sports Writers for the high level with which its members carry out their work.