Unified Basketball Tournament 2017

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS CYPRUS BRING TOGETHER MARGINALIZED GROUPS IN A UNIFIED BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Special Olympics Cyprus and Cyprus Basketball Association organized, on Wednesday, December 6th, the Unified Basketball Tournament which was held on Lefkotheo Sports complex in Nicosia.

Special Olympics Cyprus athletes, Political Refugees from the Political Asylum in Kofinou, professional Basketball players from the teams of Keravnos, Apoel, Enad, Omonoia and players from the Peace Players organization, joined together to play a game of 3×3 Unified Basketball.

The event was under the auspices of Special Olympics International, the Lions International, and the Cyprus Olympics Committee.

Among the honorary guests who attended the event were The President of the Cyprus Sports Organization, the President of Cyprus Olympics Committee, the President of Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia Mr. David Evangelista, the President of Cyprus Police Torch Run and other officials.

Special Olympics Europe / Eurasia President Mr. David Evangelista, in his welcome speech, warmly thanked Special Olympics Cyprus for its excellent organization and added that “this event is really special because we are engaging refugees from places such as Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. We see the news, we see clips but today shows us a different story. Today shows us what these individuals can be if you give them a chance.” He added that it is an amazing experience to see our athletes in the role of peacemakers. “It is a remarkable event and the beginning of a magnificent new era for Special Olympics”.

Special Olympics Cyprus would like to thank: Cyprus Sports Organization, Cyprus Olympic Committee, Special Olympics International, Cyprus Basketball Federation, Cyprus Police torch Run and the Basketball Referee Association.

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