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by Euro Reporter
2009-05-18 09:58:33
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EU anti-doping conference

OviThe city of Athens is hosting the first EU conference on anti-doping from May 13 to 15, organised by the European Commission and the Commission’s Sport Unit. The initiative is part of the "White Paper" on sport, passed by the European Parliament.

The World Anti-Doping Agency, the International Olympic Committee, representatives of international sporting bodies such as FIFA, UEFA, FIBA and IAAF, scientists, athletes and sports instructors from Greece and abroad as well as the EU’s 27 sports ministers have been invited to participate in the inaugural conference in the Greek capital.

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Evgenios Spatharis

Shadow puppet theatre master, Evgenios Spatharis passed away on May 9, at the age of 85.

Ovi spatharisSpatharis was taught the art of shadow theatre by his father Sotiris and began his career during the German occupation. Since then, he gave numerous performances in Greece and abroad, participating in international festivals and conferences on shadow theatre.

He was member of the Artistic Chamber of Greece, of the Institute of World Theatre (Unesco). In 1991 his Shadow Theatre Museum ("Spathario") was established. Spatharis was well-known throughout Greece for his puppet theatre stories revolving around the hunchbacked character "Karaghiozis," who came to represent the virtues and vices of the average Greek. Shadow theatre is thought to be from China or India and arrived in Greece in the mid-15th century.

The "In praise of shadows" exhibition at the Benaki Museum (23/05/2009 - 26/06/2009) focuses on shadows, based on old and contemporary folk tales and on simple narratives expressed with economy of means. This exhibition brings together key works by 8 contemporary artists from seven different countries, and two master filmmakers from the first half of the twentieth century.

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Wine roads

Encompassing Macedonia, Thrace and Epirus, the non-profit "Wine Producers’ Association of the Northern Greece Vineyard" supports the region’s tradition of vine growing and winemaking while offering Greeks and foreigners alike the opportunity to visit vineyards.

ovi wineThe online directory "The Wine Roads of Northern Greece" offers detailed maps and travel-destination suggestions, highlighting vineyards and the general landscape of northern Greece.

The northern Greece wine network features eight wine routes, leading from Mt Olympus, home of the Gods, and Zitsa in Epirus to Byzantine Thessaloniki. Others run from Amyntaio in the north to the Aegean playground of Halkidiki and the delightful, distant Thrace.

Several Greek wineries are opening their gates on May 16 and 17 – part of the "Open Gates Programme" launched on the initiative of the European Network of Wine Cities - offering visitors the opportunity to feel the intoxicating aromas and flavours of Greek vineyards. Its objective is that each participating town create an event wine-related so as to familiarise consumers with the production of this alcoholic beverage. More specifically, there will be two-day wine events all over Europe.


  
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AP2009-05-19 22:22:33
gonna check the wine maps... :)


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