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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 2004-08-05

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From: The Macedonian Press Agency at http://www.mpa.gr and http://www.hri.org/MPA.


MACEDONIAN PRESS AGENCY Thessaloniki, August 5, 2004

SECTIONS

  • [A] NATIONAL NEWS
  • [B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • NEWS HEADLINES

    [A] NATIONAL NEWS

  • [01] MAGICAL OLYMPIC GAMES
  • [02] THEODORAKIS IN INTENSIVE CARE
  • [03] MORE MEDICAL TESTS FOR MR. PAPANDREOU
  • [04] THESSALONIKI'S MUSEUM OF SPORTS
  • [05] GREEK VERBAL NOTE TO THE TURKISH FOREIGN MINISTRY
  • [06] MORE OLYMPIC PROJECTS ARE COMPLETED
  • [07] HUNDREDS OF DELEGATES IN THE PRE-OLYMPIC CONFERENCE IN THESSALONIKI
  • [08] "ATHENS 2004" DENIES PRESS REPORTS ON ACCREDITATIONS BEING STOLEN
  • [09] MARGINAL GAINS IN THE ASE
  • [10] THE GOV'T SPOKESMAN ON THE TURKISH VIOLATIONS
  • [B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS

    NEWS IN DETAILS

    [A] NATIONAL NEWS

  • [01] MAGICAL OLYMPIC GAMES The Olympic Games in Athens will be magical, stated yesterday International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Jacques Rogge, upon his arrival in Athens. Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis received Mr. Rogge and present in the meeting were deputy Culture Mi nister Fani Palli-Petralia and "Athens 2004" Organizing Committee President Yianna Angelopoulou-Daskalakis.

    An appeal to all nations to end all hostilities during the Olympic Games in Athens was issued by UN General Assembly President Julian Hunte. "If we are able to have peace for 16 days then maybe we could have peace for ever", stressed Mr. Hunte.

    The message that everything is ready for the Olympic Games was issued by the ministerial committee that met yesterday under Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis with the participation of six government ministers, Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyiannis and "Athens 200 4" President Yianna Angelopoulou-Daskalakis.

  • [02] THEODORAKIS IN INTENSIVE CARE Greek world-famous music composer Mikis Theodorakis is treated with antibiotics at Evangelismos Hospital in Athens where he was admitted yesterday with high fever and loss of consciousness.

    Initial tests showed that he suffered from an infection and he was taken to an intensive care unit.

    According to his doctors, his condition is not alarming but he must stay in intensive care for at least 2 or 3 days.

  • [03] MORE MEDICAL TESTS FOR MR. PAPANDREOU Opposition party of PASOK President Giorgos Papandreou undergoes more tests today to determine the results of the treatment he received and define when he will be released from Attikon Hospital.

    His doctors suggested that he should rest and get enough sleep that's why no visitors are allowed since yesterday.

    According to his doctors, Mr. Papandreou will be released from hospital possibly by Monday.

    Mr. Papandreou was admitted to the hospital last Monday with high fever caused by a lung infection.

  • [04] THESSALONIKI'S MUSEUM OF SPORTS The formal inauguration of the Museum of Sports in Thessaloniki will take place today in the presence of International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Jacques Rogge, Deputy Culture Minister Fani Palli-Petralia, Sports Deputy Minister Giorgos Orphanos a nd Greek Olympic Committee President Lambis Nikolaou.

    The museum covers a space of 3,500 square meters and includes over 2,000 exhibits.

    The Museum of Sports in Thessaloniki will be open for the public starting on Monday, August 9 and aspires to give a new dimension to the Olympic football tournament that will get underway in Kaftatzoglion Stadium on August 11.

  • [05] GREEK VERBAL NOTE TO THE TURKISH FOREIGN MINISTRY The Greek Foreign Ministry will issue a verbal note to the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

    The move will be made after the violation of the Greek national airspace over the eastern Aegean island of Limnos by 2 Turkish fighter jets at noon yesterday.

  • [06] MORE OLYMPIC PROJECTS ARE COMPLETED The third traffic lane in Kakia Skala leading to Athens is expected to be ready tomorrow to be open for the traffic. The tunnels and the new part of Kakia Skala to the city of Corinth were given to traffic a week ago.

    Meanwhile, the new part of Attiki Road linking the Ring Road of Imittos with the rest road network will be given to traffic today.

  • [07] HUNDREDS OF DELEGATES IN THE PRE-OLYMPIC CONFERENCE IN THESSALONIKI The five-day pre-Olympic conference on "The science of Physical Education in the centuries. Challenges in the new millennium" will open in Thessaloniki tomorrow afternoon with the participation of scientists from 77 countries and 1,200 delegates.

    The conference will take place on the grounds of Thessaloniki's Aristotle University and is organized by the Physical Education and Sport Science Department and the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education. The conference has the fin ancial support of the International Olympic Committee and UNESCO.

    The conference was established as an institution by the ICSSPE in the 1960 Rome Olympic Games and ever since it is held a week before the Olympic Games in a city of the host country other than the city organizing the games.

  • [08] "ATHENS 2004" DENIES PRESS REPORTS ON ACCREDITATIONS BEING STOLEN The "Athens 2004" Organizing Committee denied press reports on the British newspaper "Daily Telegraph" on allegedly stolen accreditations from an Olympic facilities parking lot.

    "Athens 2004" Communication Director Michalis Zacharatos stated in today's press briefing that there has been no report on any Olympic facility entry permit being stolen nor there has been an application for an accreditation replacement. He added that no body can enter an Olympic facility without proper accreditation even if they have an entry permit for their vehicle.

    "Athens 2004" press spokesman Seraphim Kotrotsos referred to the weather conditions in the period of the games and stated that the National Weather Bureau reports that the risk of having a heatwave during that time is minimal.

  • [09] MARGINAL GAINS IN THE ASE Marginal gains were recorded ion the Athens Stock Exchange today. The general index rose to +0.04% at 2297.66 points, while the volume of transactions was small at 90.8 million euros.

    Of the stocks trading today, 146 had gains and 134 had losses, while the value of 123 stocks remained unchanged.

  • [10] THE GOV'T SPOKESMAN ON THE TURKISH VIOLATIONS The Greek government made a demarche to the Turkish side both in Athens and Ankara in protest to the Turkish violations of the Greek airspace recorded over the past few days.

    Greek government spokesman Thodoris Rousopoulos stated that the airspace violations recorded this year are 44% less compared to last year but the fact that they continue is not pleasant.

    Mr. Rousopoulos called on Turkey to respect its signature in support of the Olympic Truce.

  • [B] INTERNATIONAL NEWS


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