Since 1999, the A. G. Leventis Foundation has offered over 380 Olympic Preparation Scholarships providing athletes from Greece and Cyprus with the opportunity to devote themselves to the preparation for the next Olympic Games. In the context of this year’s Olympic Preparation Scholarship Awards Ceremony, held in the premises of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, four of the Foundation’s former scholars - now Olympic Champions or athletes with a record of international excellence – were invited to open the event with a discussion on the trials and challenges of preparing for the Olympic Games. The event itself offered an opportunity for representatives of the various facets of the Foundation’s activities in Greece – in the fields of culture and heritage, conservation and the environment, education and philanthropy – to come together in an event that celebrated effort in the face of adversity and the power to overcome challenges and attain one’s goals.
Speakers: Christina Yazitzidou, Lefteris Kosmidis, Nicol Kyriakopoulou, Despina Solomou
Panel Chair: Sotiris Triantafillou