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Education minister proud of sporting achievements in last five years

pavlos kontides
Pavlos Kontides

Education and Sports Minister Prodromos Prodromou took a curtain call on Monday as he offered a sparkling review of the government’s past five years in boosting sports.

Prodromou, who has headed the portfolio for the past three years, pointed to the new €40m Limassol stadium, Nicosia’s €6.5m Olympic swimming pool – set to be completed within 2023, and the €10m for the Spyros Kyprianou sports centre as major achievements.

He emphasised that during the government’s current five-year term it has spent €67.4m spent on sports facilities.

As for the athletes themselves, he said that over the past five years Cyprus participated in 17 international games with the highest number of Cypriot athletes ever competing at 648.

Prodromou pointed to Pavlos Kontides’ fourth-place finish in the Olympics laser category as being particularly commendable.

Elsewhere, he praised Cyprus’ athletes for achieving ten gold medals in the past two Commonwealth Games and nine golds in two Mediterranean Games.

The minister also cheered on the funding boost for the Cyprus Olympic Committee.


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