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Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo ambassadors of Greek Tourism

Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo ambassadors of Greek Tourism

Tourism Minister, Elena Kountouras attended the festivities for Sports and Hellenism in New York, organized by Cosmos FM for its 30 years of operation that were linked with the 30th anniversary of the European Basketball Championship in 1987.

The Minister met and discussed with Yiannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo, who expressed with warm words about their homeland, Greece, and responded to Ms. Kountoura’s invitation to become ambassadors of Greek tourism and contribute to the promotion of Greece internationally .

In a special award ceremony at Terrace on the Park, the Minister awarded to Giannis Antetokounmpo the “Greek Heritage” Award for the promotion of Hellenism culture. In addition Panagiotis Fasoulas and Michael Kakiouzis for their contribution to the Greek basketball were awarded the Greek Spirit award, Thanasis Antetokounmpo the award for the “Greek Ideal” in athletics while parents of the athletes, Charles and Veronica Antetokounmpo won the prize of “Greek Tradition”, in presence of Archbishop Demetrios, representative of Greece to the UN Ambassador Dionysius Kalavrezos, Consul General, Konstantinos Koutras, Consul Manos Koumbarakis, and representatives of Greek Diaspora.