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Nautical Club of Paros (NOP) News

Eight NOP athletes participated in sailing competitions held on Mykonos from 25 to 26 September with races taking place in the Optimist and Laser 4.7 categories. NOP athlete Venetia Theoxaridi took first place in the Optimist division, as well as in the girls’ overall rankings, while Yiorgos Dafereras came third in the overall rankings for boys. The rest of the NOP athletes also secured high places in the overall rankings.
The first sailing race for J24 boats that took place in Paroikia bay between 9-10 October was a success, both in terms of the organisation and the results.
Four races were held on Saturday and two more on Sunday, with four boats from Crete and one from Paros taking part. The team from Paros came fourth in the overall rankings. The Nautical Club were encouraged by the positive comments made about the two-day event and hope as a result to be able to organize additional sailing events in the future.

1st Round Paros Bicycle Race

Organised by the Paros Municipality and the Municipal Sports Association (DONA), the 1st Round Paros Bicycle Race took place on Sunday, 24 October. Starting and ending in the main square of Mando Mavrogenous, Parians young and old showed their support for the race’s theme: “Podilato. Enallaktikos tropos na zeis.” (The bicycle. An alternative way to live.)
For further information, contact DONA on tel: 22843-60120, email: dona@paros.gr www.paros.gr


85 athletes from Paros, Athens and Crete showed up at the Environmental & Cultural Park at Ai-Yiannis Detis on Sunday 3 October to participate in the triathlon organised by the Park committee and the Paros Municipal Sports Association DONA. Participants between the ages of 11 and 65 competed in the 500m swim, 10km cycling and 3km run along the Park’s footpaths and against the dramatic background of the Aegean blue. Many spectators who had come to watch their friends and family members promised to join them next year.
Congratulations to all the participants and many thanks to the 40 volunteers who turned up on the day, as well as the companies who offered their support and helped make the event a huge success. The Paros Triathlon is yet another way in which we can promote the island as a destination that offers quality outdoor sports activities.
For the full list of the winners in each category, as well as a collection of videos and photographs of the day’s events, visit the Park’s website at: www.parkoparos.gr/triathlon

Cyclades Football Tournament

We have reached the fourth round of the first division of the Cyclades football championship and the bad news continues for AO Paros. Still on a losing streak, this time the team from Paroikia was defeated 2-1 by the Naxian team Pannaxiakos. In another game of the fourth round, local teams Marpissaikos and Nireas crossed swords, both managing to clinch a point, as the game ended in a 1-1 draw. In the other two games the team from Milos (Pammiliakos) beat AS Ios on home ground 2-0 and the team from Andros (Asteras Korthiou) didn’t show up, giving Panthiraikos three easy points.

The league table is now as follows:

Rank Team Points
1 Pannaxiakos 12
2 Panthiraikos 12
3 Nireas 6
4 Marpissaikos 5
5 Pammiliakos 4
6 Andriakos 2
7 AO Paros 0
8 AS Ios * -2

* As Ios had points deducted after being penalised by the Disciplinary Committee of the Greek Football Federation.
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