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Athens News Agency: News in English, 00-10-01

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  • [01] Greek Soccer National League-Results
  • [02] Syros-Public Prosecutor-Charges- Minoan Flying Dolphins
  • [03] Cyprus - Greece - Ministers visit
  • [04] Sydney 2000- Greek Gift to Sydney
  • [05] Olympic Games-Flag-Athens 2004-Stephanopoulos

  • [01] Greek Soccer National League-Results

    01/10/2000 23:04:46

    Results of the Greek soccer national league (formerly 'first division') championship games played over the weekend:

    Olympiakos Piraeus-Ionikos 3-3

    Paniliakos-OFI 0-0

    AEK Athens-Ethnikos Asteras 2-2

    Panahaiki-Athinaikos 3-1

    Kalamata-Iraklis Thessaloniki 0-0

    Ioannina-Xanthi 1-1

    Panathinaikos-Aris Thessaloniki 2-2

    Playing Monday: PAOK Thessaloniki-Panionios

    Standings, points after three (3) rounds played: Olympiakos Piraeus 7 points, Panathinaikos Athens 7, Aris Thessaloniki 7, AEK Athens 7, Xanthi 5, PAOK 4, Iraklis 4, Ethnikos Asteras 4, Panahaiki 4, Ionikos 4, Paniliakos 2, Kalamata 2, Panionios 2, Ioannina 1, OFI 1, Athinaikos 0.

    [02] Syros-Public Prosecutor-Charges- Minoan Flying Dolphins

    01/10/2000 22:33:44

    Public prosecutor Dimitris Dadinopoulos on Sunday brought charges against the Minoan Flying Dolphins company over the sinking of the "Express Samina" ferry off Paros island on Tuesday night and which cost the lives of 79 people.

    The charges concern "the placing in danger of the passengers."

    According to the prosecutor, who took testimony from the four crew members accused in the incident, and by survivors, the charges were brought on the basis of evidence to date and reports in the Greek press.

    [03] Cyprus - Greece - Ministers visit

    01/10/2000 20:43:42

    NICOSIA (ANA-G.Leonidas) - Greece's Development Minister Nikos Christodoulakis and Deputy Defence Minister Dimitris Apostolakis were received here Sunday by Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides.

    The two ministers represented Greece at ceremonies held in Nicosia to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Independence of Cyprus.

    Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Christodoulakis said that the Greek government and the entire Greek people "support the efforts of Cypriot Hellenism and the Cyprus government for the finding of a just and viable solution to the Cyprus problem".

    "Cyprus European Union accession prospects go along with the search of a just settlement of the protracted (Cyprus) problem," Christodoulakis said.

    [04] Sydney 2000- Greek Gift to Sydney

    01/10/2000 19:59:57

    SYDNEY (ANA - S. Hatzimanolis) - Athens Mayor Dimitris Avramopoulos on Sunday presented a gift to the city of Sydneyof a copy of the Statue of Godess Athena in a ceremony as an indication of friendship and solidarity between the two cities, and as recognition of the support given to the Greek athletes at the Sydney Olympic Games by Australia's Greek community.

    Present at the unveiling ceremony of the statue were Sports Deputy Minister Giorgios Floridis, Greek diplomats, Australian officials and members of the country's Greek community.

    [05] Olympic Games-Flag-Athens 2004-Stephanopoulos

    01/10/2000 15:44:08

    Athens received the Olympic Games Flag via its representatives Athens Mayor Dimitris Avramopoulos and Athens 2004 Olympic Games Organising Committee President Yianna Aggelopoulou Daskalaki from the President of the International Olympic Committee Juan Antonio Samaranch, on Sunday, at the closing ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games.

    This the first time ever that a president of an Olympic Games organising committee participates in this ceremony of passing on the Flag, as 2000 was designated as the IOC Year of the Woman.

    ?We hand over the Flag of the Olympic Games to Greece, the country that gave birth to them. I formally call today the youth of the whole world to the 28th Olympic Games of 2004 in Athens,? Samaranch said, during his final official passing over of the Flag, as he will step down from the presidency of the IOC before the Athens 2004 Games.

    Meanwhile, Greek President Kostis Stephanopoulos congratulated the Greek Athletes for their success in garnering four gold, six silver and three copper medals in the Sidney Olympics.

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