The Unified Football Tournament was held with great success on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 09:30 to 13:00, at the Stadium of PAEEK Kyrenias.
The above event was attended by asylum seekers residing at the International Protection Appeal and Reception Center, and athletes of Special Olympics Cyprus.
The main co-organizer was the Cyprus Football Federation and the tournament was under the auspices of the Cyprus Olympic Committee. Lions International sponsored the event.
The purpose of the tournament was to give the message of elimination of racism and to expand the Unified Sports where people with and without mental disabilities can participate in football matches with the main goal of socialization.
The ceremony begun with the Flame of Hope, carried by the marathon runners of the Cyprus Police Torch Run.
The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Nikos Anastasiades, gave his presence at the event, where he spoke and greeted all the athletes.