4 June 2009 - Keeping close to the protocol and the
presentation of the host nation’s special tradition is
the double bet the Organizing committee is aiming to win
at the closing ceremony of the XIII Games of the Small
States of Europe.
The ceremony will take place at the GSP
stadium, on Saturday 6th of June at 20:30 CY, and it
will be separated in two parts, ceremonial and
entertainment. The first part will feature the entrance
of the athletes in the stadium, the fair well speech by
the chairman of Cyprus 2009, Ouranios Ioannides, the
greeting of the representative of the IOC, the lowering
of the flags of Cyprus and the Games, the handing over
of the flag to the Liechtenstein representative, who
will host the next Games and the flame turning off.
“Our capabilities to change different
aspects of the ceremonial section in minimal, but we
will have some surprises, which will promote the host
nation” promised Kalli Hajiiosef, a member of the
Organizing Committee. In this effort, the philharmonic
of the Larnaca municipality, a group of children of the
AGO sports program, as well as the choirs of the opening
ceremony will have a saying.
“In the entertainment section, our goal
is to give a celebrative character to the end of the
Games. Glykeria’s participation at the event will be the
main highlight, and with her we will try to turn the
event to a big celebration with the participation of the
athletes and the fans. We want to import the emotional
feeling of the closing ceremony but at the same time to
emphasize our culture of entertainment, our Greek
heritage”, Mrs. Hatziiosif completed.
Along with the highly celebrated Greek
singer Glykeria, a ten member public orchestra by Vasos
Argyrides and a group of dancers will present their own
20 minute program.
Following the end of the ceremony and the
departure of the fans, the fair well party for the
participants and the organizers of the GSSE will follow.
The athletes and supporting staff of each country, the
volunteers, the judges and referees and Media are all
welcome to the party”.