Thursday , 20 January 2022

Inauguration of a new exhibition space at the Olympic Museum of Thessaloniki

On Monday, December 20th, the Olympic Museum of Thessaloniki inaugurates its new exhibition space of 3,500 square meters and the new Permanent Exhibition "Olympic Games", which tells the most important world history, that of the Olympic Games. The Museum's unique and world-class collection of Olympic documents, the archival material, as well as a host of new interactive applications and three-dimensional digital depictions bring to life the history of the Games from antiquity to the present day.
The inauguration ceremony will be held by the Minister of Culture and Sports Mrs. Lina Mendoni and the President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee and Member of the I.O.C. Mr. Spyros Capralos, paying tribute to the 20-year work of the Olympic Museum of Thessaloniki for the collection, rescue, promotion and broadcasting of the Olympic and cultural heritage of our country. The inauguration of the inauguration by those responsible for culture and Olympism, underlines the utmost importance of the contribution of the Olympic Museum of Thessaloniki, as it is the first Olympic Museum in the country, officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee, which is an active cell of society with a visitation that has exceeded 2,000,000 people and 820,000 students.
At the same time, on the same day, the Honorary Award Ceremony of Members of the Greek Olympic and Paralympic family will take place, in which Olympic and Paralympic winners of Tokyo 2021, institutional representatives and supporters of the Museum's work will be honored. The "present" at the event will be given by distinguished personalities from the field of sports, culture, the business world and representatives of the political leadership and local government, constantly supporting the work of disseminating the Olympic values and the principles of "Fair Play".

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A total of 830 sensors were placed by the Municipality of Athens on ramps and crossings for people with special needs, to deal with antisocial parking. "It's not just a lack of respect, it's like saying that you are absolutely indifferent to the person with disabilities, to the grandfather, the grandmother, the mom with the child", stressed the mayor Kostas Bakogiannis speaking to SKAI. As he explained, the sensor, as soon as a car approaches, automatically notifies the municipal police, who will arrive at the spot in real time. Also, those who park at crossings or ramps will be removed the plates and the driving license for 60 days, without a fine.

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