The President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, and IOC Member Spyros Capralos, together with the Secretary General for Sports, Giorgos Mavrotas, the President of the Hellenic Shooting Sports Federation, Thanasis Papageorgiou, the Paralympic swimmer Yannis Kostakis and officials of the Hellenic Ministry of Education and Sports participated in an air pistol shooting competition organized by Be Active Hellas at the Olympic Complex of Athens (OAKA) within the framework of the European Week of Sport #BEACTIVE.
Led by shooting Olympian Agi Kasoumi, who also coordinated the event, participants enjoyed the action, were introduced to the sport discipline, and conveyed the message of the benefits of lifelong exercise, which is the main message of the European Week of sport!
President Capralos said: “The European Week of Sport continues to spread an important message about the benefits of living an active and healthy lifestyle. We know that doing exercise has a positive impact on everyone’s health and it is concerning to see figures that say the levels of activity are stagnating, or even decreasing, in many European countries.
“We must all follow the EU Commission’s lead this September and promote the benefits of sport, encourage people to get involved and ensure that sport in Europe is a welcoming and inclusive place.
“#BeActive is a fantastic campaign and I will be making sure to take time out to exercise this European Week of Sport!”