The Cyprus Sports Organisation and the Limassol Nautical Club present two international events for November aimed at strengthening and promoting Nautical Sports in Cyprus. The highlight of the events is the participation of three Olympic Medalists and top names of the swimming world!
LIMASSOL, CYPRUS, NOVEMBER 8th, 2019 - The Cyprus Sports Organisation (CSO) and the Limassol Nautical Club (LNC) held a successful press conference to present the two international events, Limassol Swim Meet 2019 and Kayak Night Sprint Regatta 2019. The conference took place at TSANOtel in the presence of the Mayor of Germasogeia Mr. Kyriakos Xydias, Mr. Andreas Mylonas, member of the Board of Directors of CSO, Mr. Apostolos Psaras, Vice-Chairman of the Youth and Sports Committee of the Municipality of Limassol and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of LNC, Mr. Nicos Charalambides.
On behalf of LNC, the Chairman, Mr. Nicos Charalambides, stressed the importance of such events both for the Cyprus Nautical Sports scene and for the young athletes themselves who strive for motivation to continue their vigorous journey in sports. Mr. Charalambides also referred to the big names that will be participating in these two happenings. Regarding the Limassol Swim Meet, Mr. Caralambides stated that "This year, amidst the Olympic preparations of great athletes and the new happenings in the world swimming stage, we will be honored to have the Panhellenic Champion, Theodora Drakou of Panathinaikos and Kolliopoullos Photios of Ethnikos Piraeus with us.” For the Kayak Night Sprint Regatta, a pioneering event with 100m evening sprints at the Limassol Marina which is also happening under the auspices of the International Canoe-Kayak Federation (ICF), Mr. Charalambides stated that we are expecting more than 80 athletes/team officials from more than 8 countries, while the presence and participation of three Olympic Medalists is considered a huge success! The ambassador of the 1st Kayak Night Sprint Regatta is the three-time Olympic gold medalist, Zoltan Kammerer, who gladly accepted the invitation and honorary title of being the event’s official ambassador“.
The Mayor of Germasogeia Mr. Kyriakos Xydias then noted the value of the cooperation between LNC and the Municipality of Germasogeia. Mr. Xydias also expressed his gratitude for the collaboration so far as well as the willingness of the Municipality to continue supporting LNC’s activities that enrich the city's sports life!
On behalf of the Youth and Sports Committee of the Municipality of Limassol, Mr. Apostolos Psaras expressed the satisfaction of the Municipality of Limassol for the continuous cooperation between the Limassol Nautical Club and the Municipality. “It is with great pleasure that we see LNC growing and expanding year by year and participating in the Lemesia Sports Festival enriching our city's sporting events. At the same time, we are even more pleased that in the last 10 or so years the Limassol Nautical Club has been introducing new sporting events in our country, making itself and our city internationally renowned while hosting world-class athletes in our city. "
The conference panel closed with Mr. Andreas Mylonas’ speech. Mr. Mylonas, member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Sports Organisation, welcomed the athletes of the two Sports Events and noted the importance of such happenings "Both for the sports world of the island and for the field of Sport Tourism". "The 130 swimmers from Greece and Cyprus, as well as the 100 kayak athletes from six countries (Cyprus, Israel, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Austria) participating in the two events, are guaranteeing to boost the games and offer moments of excitement to the audiences! “I welcome all the athletes to Cyprus and wish them a very pleasant stay at our hospitable island." The two events are part of CSO's 50th anniversary celebrations. "At CSO we evaluated all the information regarding the two sports events and to guarantee the best outcome possible, we decided to actively participate in the LNC’s efforts."
The Limassol Nautical Club would like to warmly thank the Municipalities of Limassol and Germasogeia as well as all the sponsors and official supporters of the two events that make such happenings a reality with their valuable contribution!
Golden Sponsors: Limassol Marina and TSANotel.
Silver Sponsor: Scaffolding Solutions.
Bronze Sponsors: Medochemie, Sponser, Dimco and Famous Sports.
Official Supporters: Cyprus Tourism Organisation, Lemesia and Diasosi Zois Kyprou.
Media Sponsors: Goal Cyprus and Active radio