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31 August, 1998
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Juan Antonio Samaranch and Culture Minister Evangelos Venizelos are due to sign a protocol of cooperation this week creating a foundation for the "cultural olympics".
Speaking at the four-day "Prespes '98" cultural festival on Saturday, Mr. Venizelos said the cultural olympics would run in tandem with the Olympic Games.
The agreement is due to be signed in Athens on Wednesday, during Mr. Samaranch's visit to Greece.
Source: Athens News Agency