Latest update: 08/06/2009 18:18 +0300

Executive and Technical Committees to Meet in Nicosia:

NICOSIA, 10 June 2008 - Officials of the participating countries will have the opportunity to check the progress made by the Organising Committee of the XIII Games of the Small States of Europe CYPRUS 2009, during a two-day series of meetings and inspection visits, over the weekend.

The Cyprus Olympic Committee will host the meetings of the Executive and Technical Commissions at Olympic House in Nicosia on 13 and 14 June. Just under a year before the 2009 Games, the meetings mark the first essential tests for the Organising Committe and for Cyprus in general.

The Executive Committee meeting will include the presidents and general secretaries of the National Olympic Committees of the participating countries in the GSSE; the Techncial Committee meetings will feature the technical advisors, technical directors and heads of delegations of each country. A total of 32 delegates from Iceland, Luxembourg, Monaco, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Andorra and Malta will be in Cyprus for the meetings.

According to the official schedule, the Technical Committee will convene on the morning of Friday 13th June (09:00-12:00), to work on the technical regulations and the competition schedule. At the same time, each delegation will submit the number of entrants for each event. A joint meeting of the Executive and Technical Committees will follow at 14:30, with the Organising Committee presenting its progress report. Any decisions relating to proposals submitted concerning nearly all areas of the competition will be made at this time.

The decisions of the Executive Committee will be announced by the President of the Organising Committee of the XIII GSSE CYPRUS 2009, Kikis N. Lazarides, at a Press Conference scheduled for 16:00.

Following the Press Conference, the delegates will inspect the Nicosia hotels that will host the delegations, the members of the Olympic Family, the judges and referees and the accredited members of the Press during the XIII GSSE.

The Organising Committee will host a reception for the delegates and Cyprus state officials on the evening of the 13th June.

Visits to the venues of the XIII GSSE in Nicosia will be made by all delegates on the morning of Saturday 14th June. The afternoon schedule includes visits to the venues of Limassol.

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