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01 June, 2002
An event was held in the Swedish Parliament on Thursday night on the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, at the initiative of the President of the World Inter-Parliamentary Union of Greek Expatriate Deputies and Federal Deputy of Sweden Nikos Papadopoulos.
Also participating were members of the Greek-Swedish Parliamentary Friendship Federation in the presence of Greek Ambassador Nikos Kouniniotis and Cyprus Ambassador Costas Papadimas.
Addressing the event, Greek PASOK Deputy Grigoris Niotis, who is also president of the Expatriate Hellenism Committee, outlined the targets of the 2004 Olympic Games.
Among others, the targets are the organizing of technically excellent Games, providing athletes and spectators with a unique Olympic experience, the promotion and implementation of the Olympic Truce and the highlighting and promotion of Greece's cultural and historical heritage.
Niotis also called on the Swedish deputies to meet in Athens in 2003 in a joint Parliamentary session on the values of the Olympic Games in the modern era and the visions of peace and cooperation.
Source: Athens News Agency