GOCSA calls for support to help George Papadakos achieve Olympic dream

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The Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia (GOCSA) has called on the local community to help Greek sailing champion George Papadakos achieve his dream of competing in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

According to an announcement from the GOCSA, Papadakos will be in Adelaide for the 2024 ILCA 7 Men’s World Championship from January 24-31, fighting for a spot in the Paris 2024 Olympics in France.

The Community said the athlete has already incurred high costs to come to Australia and his family has approached them seeking support.

George Papadakos
George Papadakos (back, centre) won silver in a Hellenic sailing competition in 2019. Photo: Actioninsports.

“They are hoping to find assistance with accommodation (from January 18 to 31) and provision of a 12ft inflatable dinghy for the coach to follow the athlete while he trains, as required by the organising authority,” the GOCSA announcement reads.

The athlete and his coach, Nikolaos Chrysos, will be training at the Adelaide Sailing Club in West Beach.

The GOCSA has encouraged its members, business owners and the wider community to step up and help the young athlete succeed and raise the Greek flag in Paris.

If you are able to help or would like more information please contact GOCSA’s General Manager of Community and Corporate Services, Con Dalagiorgos on 8231 4307 or Con.Dalagiorgos@gocsa.org.au

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