Monday, August 11, 2008

Athens protests over use of names Macedonia, Macedonians at Olympic Games in Beijing

The Government and the Olympic Committee in Greece have sent a protest letter to the Organizational Committee of the Olympic Games in Beijing over the use of the words ‘Macedonia’ and ‘Macedonian’ during the formal presentation of the sportspeople from the Republic of Macedonia and in texts, published on the Internet page of the Olympic Games, the Macdeodnian TV channel Sitel reported.
The Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Dora Bakoyannis said that Macedonia should be called by the name, registered in the UN as it was at the last Olympic Games in Athens and in Sydney.

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