For the 55th
consecutive year, KYDON SPORTS CLUB, has the great privilege of organising
the international track & field meeting VENIZELIA 2003.
This event, which first begun 67 years old and is dedicated to the memory
of the Ethnarch Eleftherios Venizelos, has recieved the recognition it
deserved, at the top position of EAA track and field events. Both the
response of the athletes taking part, as well as the interest of Greek
and foreign Media, have given VENIZELIA the glamour of a spectacular sports
However, there is one more important dimension in VENIZELIA. We are just
14 months away from 2004 and Greece is getting ready to host the great
Olympic Games event. Greek and foreign athletes are competing, with their
eyes turned to this international celebration of Sports. A celebration
where not only victory is honoured but also noble emulation, the civility
of participating and competing. Undoubtedly, the contribution of such
internationally acclaimed meetings is a valuable asset in the course of
our Olympic preparations.
This year, like in all past events, the hundreds of fans that will fill
the stadium HELENA VENIZELOU, shall have the pleasure to cheer and applaud
the foreign and the Greek champions who will undoubtedly thrill us with
outstanding perfomances and new records.
I would like to wish to all athletes the best of luck, hoping that the
noble contest of athletes in the track will become a message of peace
and creative competition in the battle of life.
President of Kydon Sports Club