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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 08-08-19

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


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  • [01] LAZARIDES CYPRUS OLYMPIC TEAM BEIJING OLYMPIC GAMES
  • [02] TOURIST ARRIVALS - DOWN

  • [01] LAZARIDES CYPRUS OLYMPIC TEAM BEIJING OLYMPIC GAMES

    Kikis Lazarides, President of the Cyprus Olympic Committee, has expressed satisfaction with the Cyprus Olympic team at the Beijing Olympic Games.

    Speaking to CNA, Lazarides said that we expected some of the Cypriot athletes to have very good performances. However, to have three Olympic champions (Antonis Nicolaides, George Achilleos, and Andri Eleftheriou) in the team is a unique success for Cyprus, he added.

    We are very proud of our Olympic team, they did very well and the Cypriot athletes proved that this was the best Cyprus Olympic team we have ever had, Lazarides pointed out.

    On the performance of young Cypriot athletes, such as Pavlos Kontides in sailing and Demetris Minasides in weightlifting, Lazarides expressed optimism about their future and the future of Cyprus athleticism.

    We knew that those young athletes have potential and we want to build on this, Lazarides said and added: I am sure that we are able to win medals in the next Olympic Games.

    Lazarides noted that there are 4-5 young athletes that Cyprus can count on in the future. I think we are building a very good Olympic team for the future, he said.

    On the Beijing Olympics, Lazarides noted the numerous world records which have been broken during these Games despite the not so good weather conditions.

    China has put on its best attire to serve people and provide excellent facilities. I believe the Beijing Olympic Games are a success, he added.

    [02] TOURIST ARRIVALS - DOWN

    The number of the residents of Cyprus travelled abroad in July 2008, recorded an increase of 12,9%, compared with the corresponding month in 2007.

    According to the results of the Passengers Survey of the Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus, 137.419 residents of Cyprus travelled abroad in July 2008 compared to 121.708 in the corresponding month last year, and to 102.040 in July 2006.

    Specifically, in July 2008 57.451 residents of Cyprus travelled to Greece, 24.451 to United Kingdom, 5.665 to Russia, 4.403 to Italy, 4.325 to France, 3.503 to Israel, 2.673 to Germany and 2.559 to Bulgaria.

    Arrivals of tourists in Cyprus totalled 1.332.406 for the period January July 2008, compared to 1.316.521 in the corresponding period of 2007, recording an increase of 1,2%.


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