Former chief of Athens 2004 Olympics got paid for role as ambassador at large

The former head of the Athens Olympics Organizing Committee, Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, received a state salary until the end of January due to her role as an ambassador at large, Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos informed Parliament on Friday.

Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, who is married to shipping magnate Theodoros Angelopoulos, claims that she asked not to be paid from when she took on the ambassadorial role.

Avramopoulos informed MPs that a law passed recently means that none of the eight people who carry the title of ambassador at large receive a salary for their services.