The Confederation of Olympia in the context of the "Truce Road 2021", wanting to contribute to the celebration of 200 years since the Revolution of 1821 and to keep alive in our memory the history and values of our place but also to bridge the ancient with the modern, organizes an event which will take place on Wednesday, June 23, World Olympism Day, at 7.00 pm, in the amphitheater of the War Museum of Athens. In the foyer of the Museum there will be an art exhibition entitled: "Aor, copy, sphagnum, bow and weapon".
The event will honor the two great national benefactors George Averoff and Evangelos Zappas, through the Evangelos Averof-Tositsa Foundation and the Committee of Olympians and Bequests, as they were the pioneers for the implementation of the Modern Olympic Games held in Athens, but also pioneers of the movement of national benefactors. With the sponsorships of the two great benefactors, the Panathinaiko Stadium was restored and it became possible to hold the first modern Olympic Games in Greece and the Zappeion Megaron was built, the first building erected worldwide to serve Olympic needs.
In addition to the two national benefactors, distinguished athletes will be honored during the event Fencing, Archery and Shooting from the first Olympic Games until today.
The art exhibition entitled "Aor, copy, slaughter, bow and weapon", is dedicated to the Olympic values, to the sports to be honored, to the great national benefactors, but also to the sculptor and painter Dimitris Talaganis, who "left" the COVID-19 and who praised the ancient Greek spirit, the Olympic ideals and the strength of the Greek soul!
The event will feature:
- Fotios Christou - Dr. Of Philosophy: "Fight for virtue and freedom"
- Titos Athanasiadis - Journalist, Historian, Author: "The Olympic Idea and the Greek Benefit"
- Annita Patsouraki - Art Historian and Art Exhibition Curator: "Aor, copy, sphagnum, bow and weapon".
- Ioanna Mastora - Dr. Of Philosophy: Selection and Recitation of Ancient Dedicated Texts.
- Greetings will be addressed by: Dr. Konstantinos Filis: Director of the International Olympic Truce Center and Sofia Hintziou - Kontogianni: President of the Confederation of Olympia.
The art exhibition is curated by Art Historian Ms. Annita Patsouraki.
Participating artists: Voutsinas Marios, Goumas Charalambos, Zivas Nikos, Zoumboulakis Petros, Kelly, Korovesi Angelika, Lagos Grigoris, Lintzeris Giorgos, Lyraraki Elli, Mitsou Vangelis, Paparakas Barakas Nparakis Papoutsidis Nikos - Georgios, Patselis Altin, Patsoglou Aristidis, Roussis Georgios, Roussis Emmanouil, Tazedaki Kati.
All actions are organized by the Confederation of Olympia and are co-organized with the Regions of Attica and Western Greece, the Municipalities of Ilida, Pyrgos and Ancient Olympia, Collaborating Support Agency the International Olympic Truce Center. The actions are under the auspices of the Ministries of National Defense, Culture and Sports, Interior, Rural Development and Food, Tourism, CISM, the Hellenic Olympic Committee, the Hellenic Olympic Association, the Association of Participants in the Olympic Games, EOT and EOT.
The technical support body is the Supreme Sports Council of the Armed Forces and communication sponsors are ERT, ERT-3, ATHENS 9,84, RunningNews.gr, OVImagazine, apopseis.gr, Greekteachers.
We would like to thank our Supporters for their support and assistance which contributes the most to the promotion and achievement of our goal: Hellenic Tourism Organization, AMKE AEGEAS, Avance car rental, FARGECO Hellas, Kalomiris ELVIGALOS, Agricultural Cooperative IKE, OESI, Bioilis.
Admission to the exhibition is from 9.00 to 19.00 and according to the sanitary protocol of the Museums.
On the day of the event, Wednesday, June 23, all the health protocols against COVID-19 will be applied and the entrance will be strictly by invitations.
More information about the actions in Athens and Ilia at the website http://routeoftruce.gr/ and at tel. 6942 08 80 15 (Konstantinos Kontogiannis).