Mar 30 2008
|Beijing Olympic flame arrives in Athens.
|Γράφει ο/η Θεόφιλος Δουμάνης
Memories of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games are being revived as the torch carrying the sacred Olympic flame arrives in Athens today, as part of its journey to Beijing. Seven torchbearers will represent the City of Athens in the historic 2008 torch relay, which was launched on March 24 in ancient Olympia.
Greece's largest municipality will also be represented by: former basketball star Vassilis Goumas; municipal sanitation worker Markos Spyridonidis, the father of nine; Therapy Centre for Dependent Individuals staff-member Theodora Passalidou; beach volleyball world champion Vasso Karadasiou; distinguished composer and poet Lefteris Papadopoulos; Sydney 2000 Paralympics gold medalist and Greek Paralympian Association deputy chairman Athanasios Barakas; as well as City of Athens Youth and Sports Organisation chairman, Athens councillor, physician and former basketball international Vassilis Kikilias.