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Sports event titled “The Heritage of Sport” at the ancient Stadium of Kourion
17/04/2016

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The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, announces that in the framework of the celebrations of the 18th of April, established by ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) as the International Day for Monuments and Sites, a sports’ event will take place on Sunday 17th of April 2016, at the ancient Stadium of Kourion, between 10:30 – 13:00, in collaboration with the Cyprus Sports Organisation and the Office of the Commissioner for Volunteering and Non-Governmental Organisations. This year’s theme for the International Day for Monuments and Sites is “The Heritage of Sport”, which provides the opportunity to underline the importance of notions, such as culture, sport and volunteerism. The sports that will take place include fencing, archery, wrestling and track activities, with the participation of the respective Associations under the Cyprus Sports Organisation, while a cycling route will also be organized as part of the event. The general public will have the opportunity to participate in the various activities, as well as to acquire information on the event through audiovisual and other material. The organization of this event at the ancient stadium of Kourion highlights the significance not only of the monument, but also of this celebration, through which universal values are being promoted, within the context of preserving and presenting our cultural heritage.





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