President Prokopis Pavlopoulos welcomed the athletes of the Rio Olympics on Thursday in a celebratory ceremony at the Presidential Mansion.
“You are the living expression of excellence for what you achieved. Because you achieved it with tremendous effort, that belongs almost exclusively to you, as well as your parents and your coaches, who must be proud of you. So thank you for your presence and the distinctions you achieved,” Pavlopoulos said.
He also thanked the athletes for setting a good example for the younger generation on what can be achieved with work and effort.