Exhibition «London 2012-Olympic Emotions» started in Chisinau

Prime Minister Vlad Filat on October 23 attended the inauguration ceremony of the exhibition «London 2012-Olympic Emotions», the government's communication and media relations department has reported.

The exhibition is staged in the square of the monument to Moldova's great medieval ruler Stefan cel Mare. It presents events that took place at the Olympic Games in London 2012.

Attending the event were the president of the National Olympic Committee, Nicolae Juravschi, British Ambassador to Moldova Keith Shannon, Education Minister Maia Sandu, Youth and Sports Minister Ion Cebanu, as well as MPs, state officials, sportsmen, trainers and young people.

Nicolae Juravschi said everyone is recalling the moments spent in London. The president of the National Olympic Committee said he is proud of the results Moldovan sportsmen achieved at the Olympic Games. Two of them are medalists, whereas seven sportsmen entered the top ten of the sport tests they were performing at. He thanked sportsmen, trainers and everyone else who helped prepare Moldova's team, for the efforts taken.

Nicolae Juravschi thanked Moldovan government for backing the sportsmen's training over the last two years.

Filat said he was honoured to help prepare and train Moldova's Olympic team and attend the opening of the Olympic games in 2012.

The prime minister wished Moldovan sportsmen and trainers all the luck, voicing conviction that Moldova will further achieve many beautiful results in this sector.

Filat and Juravschi handed the athletes who won the bronze medal at the Olympics, Cristina Iovu and Anatol Ciricu, the badges of the National Olympic Committee. All the Moldovan sportsmen who represented Moldova at the Olympics received participant badges.

Also Maia Sandu and Nicolae Juravschi on October 23 signed the framework cooperation convention between the Education Ministry and the National Olympic Committee, meant to promote sports. The education campaign «The values of the Olympics» was also launched on October 23.

Adapted from Moldpres