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'Olympia to Beijing' bike ride  (20.02.2008)


Two Greeks, 21-year-old Danae Tezapsidou and 32-year-old Vassilis Mesitidis, will be among the team of cyclists that will attempt a bike ride from ancient Olympia to Beijing via the so-called "silk road" in order to highlight the 2008 Olympic Games in China.

The ride begins at ancient Olympia on Wednesday and participants hope to arrive in the Chinese capital on Aug. 8, the day when the Beijing Olympics begin, after traversing a distance of some 12,000 kilometres. 
 
The two Greek nationals will be part of a team of 12 cyclists, among them four women, whose other members hail from Poland, Lithuania, Italy and the United States. The idea originated with a team of cyclists in Poland and was organised under the auspices of the Polish Olympic Committee. 
 
The countries they intend to cross on their route include Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and much of China. Each member of the group will travel at his or her own pace but gather at a meeting point each night, where they will camp before continuing their journey, thus covering roughly 100 kilometres a day.

Caption: Greek riders Danae Tezapsidou (L) and Vassilis Mesitidis (R) on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008. ANA-MPA / STR

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THE NEW MUSEUM OF ACROPOLIS
 
Athens is quite ready to welcome the new museum of Acropolis. After many years of waiting it's the first time we have the feeling that the moment to cross the entrance of the new museum is very close.
In a few days the relocation of the marbles will begin and it will take up to three months to move all the pieces. So if you wander by the streets near Acropolis... just keep your head up and you may watch this big project in progress. Of course the pieces will be safely locked in big metallic boxes. But the whole enterprise will worth a look. By january or February will begin the set up of the pieces and it's heard that the public will be able to watch the works certain days and hours. Otherwise in a few days those who want to get informed they could visit the website of the museum (www.newacropolismuseum.gr). All the sculptures and pieces that were locked for many years in storage areas will make their first apperance under the light of the attic sky by January of 2009. The French-Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi who have designed the museum of Acropolis created a place excellent for its purpose. We've been waiting for so long and we think that worth to wait a little more....
 

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