09 March, 2005
Athens 2004 Olympic Games Organizing Committee (ATHOC) President Gianna Angelopoulos Daskalaki was given the international "Women and Sports for 2005" award at the International Olympic Committee's headquarters in Lausanne on Tuesday.
The award was given to her by Denis Oswald, a member of the IOC's executive committee and the president of the Coordinating Committee for Athens in recognition of her great contribution to the hosting of the successful Athens Olympic Games.
The award ceremony was held at the IOC's Olympic Games Museum in Lausanne on the occasion of International Women's Day, since the IOC wants women to play a leading role in the Olympic and sports movement.
Speaking afterwards, Daskalaki said "on the occasion of International Women's Day, it is an honor for me to accept this award on behalf of the countless people from every region and every walk of life, who cooperated to enable the Athens Olympic Games to become a celebration, a magical experience."
Source: Athens News Agency