Mitsotakis presents award to Otto Rehhagel at Gazetta Awards: "None of us will forget 2004"

Otto Rehhagel, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Gazetta Awards

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis presented an award to Otto Rehhagel, the football coach who led the Greek national team (2001-2010) to Euro 2004 glory, at the Gazetta Awards of the sports site on Monday night.

Mitsotakis, who was accompanied by his wife Mareva Grabowski-Mitsotakis, told the audience at the Athens Concert Hall (Megaro) that he was "truly moved to be with you today, and truly an honour to present an award to a man who led a unique trajectory, a team effort that brought our country to the top of Europe."

"I think none of us will forget that summer of 2004, and I think the least we could do 20 years later is to honor the leader, the great protagonist of this effort," the prime minister added.

The premier added his wish that "these awards coincide with the opening of sports fields under different rules than those we experienced in the past, as a collective effort, with everyone helping," referring to the opening of soccer and basketball sports arenas reopening on Tuesday after violent incidents shut them down.

His wife presented a lifetime achievement award to Fani Halkia, retired Greek hurdler who won gold in the women's 400m hurdles at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, setting an Olympic record during the semifinals of 52.77 seconds.

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