President Prokopis Pavlopoulos welcomed the Greek Olympians on their return from Rio with an official ceremony on Thursday 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.
The President praised them for living up to the Olympic ideals and being roles models for the next generation.