Kydon S.C.'s chess departement has emerged as the top
force in Greece during the past few years. Kydon has won
the domestic National Championship and National Cup
competitions in 2000, 2001 and 2002. This year Kydon has
already clinched the National Championship title and is
qualified to the quarter-finals of the National Cup.
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KYDON S.C. Blue Star
Kydon Sports Club was
founded in 1949 in the western Cretan city of Chania and is active
today in eight sports: Athletics, basketball, volleyball, cycling,
chess, weightlifting, gymnastics and handball. Forty Physical
Education instructors train about 1,500 boys and girls daily in
the competition and development departments of the club. Athletes
of Kydon have participated, with Greece's National Teams, in
Olympic Games, World and European Championships, Mediterranean
Games and Balkan Championships.
Kydon is also very
active in hosting and organising major international competitions
every year, attracting hundreds of top-class athletes from dozens
of countries from throughout the world:
athletics tournament, which emerged the top competition of the
European Athletic Association. in 2000.
domestic chess competitions.
In its general
activities, Kydon has found invaluable help from the Ministry of
Sports and the General Secretariat of Sports, the national
governing bodies of each sport, the prefectural and municipal
authorities, the Hellenic Tourism Organisation, the District of
Crete, the Kokkalis Foundation, as well as the club's sponsors,
Blue Star Ferries, the Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation,
the Public Power Company, the National Bank of Greece and several
Kydon Sports Club of
Chania retains very close ties with the local community in Chania
--a result of decades of continuous activity of the club in this
town. Indeed, it may be difficult to find a citizen of Chania that
is not connected or involved in one way or another with the club