Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 12:13
The Hellenic Olympic Committee presented the official uniforms that the athletes will wear at the Tokyo Olympics.
The uniforms were worn by Voula Papachristou (track and field), Evangelia, Platanioti (artistic swimming), Evelina Papazoglou (artistic swimming), Vyron Kokkalanis (sailing), Apostolos Christou (swimming) and Emmanouil Karalis (track and field).
The event was attended by the Deputy Minister of Sports Lefteris Avgenakis and the Secretary General of Sports George Mavrotas along with the majority of the athletes who have already qualified, including the Olympic medalists Emilia Tsoulfa (gold - Athens 2004), Katerina Stefanidi (gold - Rio 2016), Lefteris Petrounias (gold - Rio 2016), Takis Mantis and Pavlos Kayialis (bronze - Rio 2016).
The HOC President, IOC member and newly elected President of the European Olympic Committees, Spyros Capralos, addressing the athletes, said: "The Hellenic Olympic Committee was filled today with hope, the hopes of our entire nation for distinction at the Tokyo Olympics.
Hopes that are embodied in you, the athletes who will represent Greece in the top sporting event that starts in a few days in the Japanese capital.
I am certain that you will do your duty again, as you have done many times in the past, offering moments of national pride to all Greeks, with your struggle but also with your ethos and presence in Tokyo.
You have already achieved the first victory with your participation, fulfilling the biggest dream that every athlete has in his career, and I was lucky enough to experience it twice. This victory/qualification is particularly important as it was achieved in really difficult and unprecedented circumstances."
The Head of Mission Michalis Fysentzidis, who was present at the event, also addressed a greeting, together with the Deputy Head of Mission Iakovos Filippousis and the HOC Secretary General Manolis Kolympadis. At the end of the event, symbolically, the HOC President Spyros Capralos together with the Deputy Minister of Sports Lefteris Avgenakis, handed over the Greek flag to the Head of the Mission Michalis Fysentzidis.