Friday, January 28, 2011

Marathon Capital of the World: ATHENS

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos and President of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) Paco Borao signed yesterday a memorandum of cooperation that moves the AIMS's headquarters to Athens.

The memorandum foresees that AIMS will promote Greece as a global tourism destination during all of the races under its auspices around the world.

Yeroulanos expressed the Ministry’s enthusiasm about the agreement as "the association that represents every marathon race and every marathon runner in the world is locating its seat at the birthplace of the race." This announcement is particularly exciting for Greece because the promotion and publicity from AIMS has the potential to positively affect Greece's tourism industry.

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