The Hellenic delegation coming back 8th of September from Siberia and the town of Beloyarsky near the town of Khanty-Mansiysk.
The Hellenic delegation with athletes Kotoumpas Leonidas 2 Dan, Karantoumis George 2 Dan, Ploumbidis Vasileios 1 Dan and leader of the del. Mst. Gialamas Panagiotis represented our country in Intercontinental Cup in distant Siberia. the whole organization concerned the Municipality of Beloyarsky with a Mayor "model to emulate" (Mr. Sergei Petrovits). the Municipality Beloyarsky under the responsibility of which the Cup was held and the local Federation of Tekwon-do was in the presence of the All Russian Taekwon-Do Federation and President Mst. Lazos Tsilfidis (Member of the ITF Board).
The four countries in this Cup were Russia, Germany, Jamaica and Hellas. For countries, Germany responsible of the delegation was Mst. Paul Wailer Senior Vice President of the ITF and Jamaican responsible was Mst. Claude Chin and Mr. Jason McKay.
In terms of local authorities Beloyarsky and city Khanty-Mansiysk, except the games participated in Beloyarksy City of events for the anniversary of 70 years from the end of the Second World War. the missions also guided sightseeing of the two municipalities in fantastic journey experiences of participants was unprecedented. the hospitality of the authorities and the citizens of Siberian cities did not forget that we are "inhospitable" Siberia but feel an immense warmth of these people who have Siberia and throughout Russia a modern state would do well some of our own politicians and sports agents to visit and get some examples of people writing and sports in general.
The missions were guided by representatives of the city Khanty-Mansiysk the first station after Moscow. Feeling made us visit the sports center Olympic-sized city Khanty-Mansiysk winter sports and Biathlon. Also tour around the municipality and the aesthetics of Siberian cities. the City of Beloyarksy, the Municipal Athletic Organization, and also the local Federation of Tekwon-do with President Mr. Mars Abykeev gave the ir best to the organization of the championship and the hospitality of the member countries. Before the start of the championship in the municipality of Beloyarksy held feast and awards from the Mayor Sergei Petrovits to the citizens of the municipality, but also people who have offered to develop the site. Gifts also given by the representatives of countries participating in the Intercontinental Cup to the Mayor Mr. Sergei. Reception and luncheon to exchange views given by the Mayor to representatives of countries with presence of sports leadership.
Before the start of the tournament was a press conference in the presence of the Mayor of Beloyarsky Mr. Sergei and operators of missions showed athletes groups. Particular emphasis was placed on the long journey and Jamaica, about 60 hours.
The games were held under the responsibility of the local Federation between countries Hellas - Russia, Germany - Jamaica, Hellas - Germany and Russia - Jamaica.
The Hellenic delegation was guided by President Mst. Lazos Tsilfidis in Moscow and the Orthodox churches with great style and sensitivity.
As Hellenic Federation would like to congratulate all the organizers for this experience to all athletes and actors, as well as Hellenic athletes did the ir best throughout our presence in distant Siberia.
With athletic greetings
Mst. Panagiotis Gialamas