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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 11-06-02

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] FIREFIGHTING - CYPRUS-GREECE - AGREEMENT
  • [02] GSSE - CYPRUS - MEDALS

  • [01] FIREFIGHTING - CYPRUS-GREECE - AGREEMENT

    Cypriot and Greek Fire Fighting bodies have signed a joint partnership agreement within the framework of EU regional co-operation programme Interreg 2007 2013.

    According to a Cyprus Fire Service press release the agreement includes the purchase of firefighting aircraft and joint exercises covering earthquakes, forest fires and incidents which involve dangerous chemicals.

    The joint exercises are to take place in Cyprus and the Greek island of Crete. Upon their completion manuals and action plans of mutual assistance will be drafted with the aim of preventing and jointly facing natural and technological disasters.

    European Regional Development Fund will cover 80% of the joint venture cost. Cyprus will be able to receive funds of up to 1,089,400 Euro.

    [02] GSSE - CYPRUS - MEDALS

    Cyprus has so far won 29 medals in the 14th Games of the Small States of Europe (GSSE), which are being held in Liechtenstein, from May 30 to June 4.

    The Cypriot team has secured twelve gold, eleven silver and six bronze medals. Of the gold medals, ten were won in athletics, three in swimming, one in table tennis and one in shooting.

    In athletics, with gold medals were awarded Panagiotis Ioannou in 100 m. running, with a time of 10.6 sec and Anna Ramona Papaioannou with 11.86 sec. Nikandros Stylianou came first in pole vault, with a result of 5 m., Meropi Papnagiotou in 800 m. running, with a time of 2:10,52 and Zacharias Arnos in triple jump with 15.98 m.

    The three gold medals in swimming were won by Maria Papadopoulou and Alexandros Bakhtiarov in 100 m. butterfly, and Anna Styliannou in 400 m free style. The remaining two gold medals were secured by the Cypriot team in table tennis and Eirini Panteli in Air Pistol.


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