For three days, the Executive Committee, the Executive Bureau, the Technical and Medical committee of ICMG, met in Patras, at Poseidon Palace Hotel, making important decisions, focusing on the Mediterranean Beach Games.
The meetings were completed on Thursday afternoon, with the joint meeting of ICMG and the Organizing Committee of the Mediterranean Beach Games "Patras 2019", in the presence of the Deputy Minister of Sports of Greece, Mr. George Vassiliadis, where the detailed progress of the work so far was presented.
The presence of the Mediterranean family in our city for those three days, has marked the transition to the final preparation phase of the organized Event of “Patra 2019”, and its promotion as a highlight sporting event that exceeds the city’s boundaries and makes Greece again a trustworthy organizer of major international sporting events.
The course of the preparation was examined in detail and by Divisions and the final decisions on sports and venues were taken.
It remains a high priority for the upcoming meeting in Patras on 3rd of May, which is scheduled for the next CoCom Coordinating Committee, the competitions for the supplies and the accommodation of the athlete’s and their escorts.
At the end of the meeting, the President of the ICMG stressed: "We are pleased with the progress of the work. There is a small group of people that makes a big effort to achieve the deadlines and we are convinced that the Patras Mediterranean Beach Games, will be a great success. Patras is a big city, it is attractive and has many prospects. "
The Deputy Minister of Sports George Vassiliadis pointed out: "The State supports the Patras Games and I am optimistic. The program is closely followed and I am pleased with the evolution of the Event. We want to make good and successful Games that will leave a legacy in Patras. "
In the same climate were the statements of the President of the Organizing Committee. Mr. Fotis Sarantopoulos, who stressed that there is no longer a matter of delay, and with professionalism and systematic work we reach the targets.
At the official dinners in honor of ICMG members, the excellent cooperation and assistance of Patras Mayor, Mr. Kostas Peletidis and the Municipality services, certified the climate of unity and a strong will and loyalty to the successful outcome of the Event.
The Organizing Committee of the Second Mediterranean Beach Games, Patra 2019, received the thanksgiving of the President Mr. Addadi and the members of ICMG, for their excellent hospitality and contribution to the success of the Executive Committee’s meetings as well as the meetings of its individual Committees.
On Thursday 11/4/2019 at 13:00 hrs., at a press conference to be given by the President of the Organizing Committee. Mr. Fotis Sarantopoulos and the General Director of the Games (CEO), Mr. Elias Dalainas, in the "Aleka Siouli" Hall of the Pampeloponnesian Stadium, all the data of the preparation so far and the plan of the final course of preparation will be presented to the media representatives.