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Katerini hosts World Beach Wrestling Championships

By George Georgakopoulos & Spyridoula Spanea

A spectacular beach at the foot of Olympus the mountain chosen by the Ancient Greek gods at Katerini, will host the 2014 World Beach Wrestling Championships for senior, junior and cadet men and women this weekend, July 4-6. Over 200 wrestlers from at least 20 countries around the world have already confirmed their participation.

Our aim is to organize a very good championship. Plenty of top-class athletes from around the world will be arriving and are expected to offer an impressive spectacle, said the president of the Hellenic Wrestling Federation, Costas Thanos.

The venue of the championship is particularly beautiful and everyone coming to Katerini will not only enjoy the sites and the Greek sea, but also Greek hospitality. For our part, we will make every effort to have all athletes fully satisfied. The town of Katerini has a tradition in beach wrestling, and hundreds of fans are anticipated at the venue of the championship.

The championship will officially open on Friday evening, in the presence of the president of the international wrestling federation (FILA), Nenad Lalovic. The Opening Ceremony will take place at the International Institute of Alexander the Great, where attendants will be treated to an impressive cultural and sporting spectacle, added Thanos, also a former Greek Olympian.

The central Macedonian town of Katerini has embraced the sport of beach wrestling and has hosted the national championship in the last few years.

ekathimerini.com , Wednesday Jul 2, 2014 (13:58)  
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