08/06/2009 18:17 +0300
The Sponsors There Would Be No GSSE"
NICOSIA, 21 May 2009 -
The Cyprus Olympic Committee and the
Organising Committee of the XIII Games of the Small
States of Europe once again gave their warmest thanks to
the sponsors of the Games.
special ceremony which took place on Wednesday 20 May at
Olympic House, here, the Olympic Movement of Cyprus
thanked all the companies that will be supporting the
events to host the 2009 GSSE.
"Without the sponsors,
have organised the GSSE,"
said the President of the Organising Committee, Ouranios
Ioannides, commenting on the sponsorship schedule and
The Top Institutional Sponsor of the XIII
GSSE is OPAP, the football pools company. Other
Institutional Sponsors are the Bank of Cyprus, Cyprus
Telecommunications Authority, Strovolos Co-op and Peak
Sportswear. The Gold Sponsors of the event are
Coca-Cola, Duracell and Hellas Sat, the Silver Sponsors
are Gillette Blue 3 and the Bronze Sponsors are the
Electric Authority of Cyprus, Cyprus Airways, Top
Kinisis and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. Official
supporters are companies Charalambos Pilakoutas Group,
ETKO Winery and Fa.
is widely known and acknowledged that the main aim of a
sponsor is to undertake work which they will feel is a
public service and which interests the public and,
secondly, which aims to recognise, project and advertise
its sponsorship. The public must know that the sponsors
are acting in the public interest and that their
sponsorship is a way of recognising their work towards
society," said Mr Ioannides, adding that the best
possible efforts will be made by CYPRUS 2009 to give the
best possible publicity to the sponsors.
The COC President also announced that priority will be
given to the existing sponsors when 3D animation
graphics are used before and after every video replay
(in cooperation with the company Galanis Sports Data)
during the transmission of the Games. Mr Ioannides also
gave details of the 3D animation graphic interludes,
adding that the interest from the companies was big and
that the relative sponsorship would be announced soon.
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Ceremony for XIII
Ceremony for XIII