NEWS

This Week

Monday Olympic sports events are taking place at venues across Attica through the week. Soccer events are being held in Thessaloniki, Patras, Volos and Iraklion. IOC disciplinary committee to hear the case of Greek sprinters Costas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou for their failure to undergo a doping test last Thursday. PM Costas Karamanlis to meet with American Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis at the Maximos Mansion. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge and Transport Minister Michalis Liapis inaugurate the Olympic exhibition on sports stamps, coins and memorabilia, «Olymphilex 2004.» It is organized by the Hellenic Post (ELTA). At the European and Promotion Center (EKEP) in Metamorphosis, at 10.30 a.m. Tel. 210.335.3521. Fifth general assembly of people of Greek descent who sit in the parliaments of other countries (excluding Cyprus), in Nafplion. Tuesday Federation of Greek Industries (SEV) organizes the conference «Doing Business In Greece» as part of the Athens Business Club. At the Sarogleio mansion on the corner of Vas. Sofias Avenue and Rigillis St at 1 p.m. Tel. 210.323.7325. (See Page 5 Agenda) Wednesday Athens Municipality holds a musical tribute to composers Manos Hadjidakis and Mikis Theodorakis at 2.30 p.m. at Zappeion Hall. Tel. 210.322.0177. Thursday Southern Greece’s Federation of Pontian Associations holds a daylong event at Zappeion Hall to present the region of Pontos (the Black Sea) and Pontian culture. Tel. 210.322.0177. Friday Athens Municipality event featuring international ethnic and Greek music at Zappeion Hall at 2.30 p.m. Tel. 210.322.0177. Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis hosts a dinner for New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Saturday A presentation of the City of Patras as the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2006 is held at Zappeion Hall. Tel. 210.322.0177.