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City of Athens Officially Takes On the ICG’s in 2009

The 43rd International Children’s Games in 2009 has been officially taken on by the City of Athens as an agreement was signed recently between the Mayor of Athens Nikitas Kaklamanis and the president of the International Children’s Games (ICG) Committee, Torsten Rasch.

The Athens ICG 2009 will take place within the sport facilities of the City of Athens Youth and Sport Organization (ONA) from 23 to 28 June 2009 with an expected participation of 2,000 athletes and coaches from 100 cities in the world.

Mr. Kaklamanis underlined the fact that Athens has proven that it can carry out significant sport competitions and world championships such as the Olympic Games, the Final Four and the Champions League.

The International Children’s Games are held under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and organized for athletes aged 12 to 15 years.

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Nikos is Greek-American born in New York, USA, and has lived in Greece for over 30 years. He is the managing editor of Greece's leading monthly travel and tourism guide, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) since June 2008 and of news site GTP Headlines since its launch in September 2012. Nikos has also served as international press officer for the City of Athens and for the mayor. He has a degree in Mass Media and Communications, specializing in Journalism. Nikos is a native English speaker and speaks Greek fluently.

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