LIMASSOL, 25 May 2009 -
The Community of Ayios Tychonas is
providing its full support to the efforts being taken to
organise the XIII Games of the Small States of Europe.
According to the Chairman of the Community Council,
Pambos Ioannou, Ayios Tychonas is ready to greet the
foreign guests as well as the Cypriot visitors at the
Limassol Sailing Centre, which will host the Sailing and
Beach Volleyball events of the Games.
Ayios Tychonas is a suburb of Limassol to
the east of downtown, stretching from the foothills of
the inland mountains to the coast. Within the
Community's boundaries lie the facilities of the Sailing
Centre. The village proper is an agricultural community,
but Ayios Tychonas also includes stretches of wonderful
beach and an impressive tourism infrastructure, plus a
plethora of archaeological sites that promote the long
history of Cyprus.
Efforts are already up and running by the
Community Council for the GSSE events whilst, already,
various side events are in the pipeline.
During an inspection of the upgrade works
at the Beach Volleyball and Sailing facilities, Mr.
Ioannou was accompanied by the President of the Cyprus
Volleyball Federation, Damianos Hadjidamianou and the
coach of the Cyprus Beach Volleyball National Team,
"We feel great pride and joy that Ayios
Tychonas will host two sport events, Beach Volleyball
and Sailing, of the GSSE. We will undertake every effort
to make these Games a success. We will place flag
decorations around the area, welcome the visitors and
will give every bit of collaboration necessary," said Mr
"The whole area will be upgraded in the
best possible way whilst our hotels are excellent and
can offer the necessary comfort to our visitors. We are
calling on the residents of the area and especially the
young people to embrace this effort because sport brings
health. We can only gain from leading our youth towards
Mr Ioannou also conveyed his best wishes
to the Cyprus teams saying, "good luck and I hope we win
plenty of gold medals."