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Greek Olympic flag on Everest summit
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May 15, 2004 22: 01 EST
The first Greek stood on the top of Everest after 9,5 hours of climb tonight. Giorgios raised the Greek flag as well as the flag of the Olympics on top of the world, along with a picture of a fellow Greek climber who lost his life on Cho Oyu last fall, in preparation for Everest. The rest of the team are trailing Giorgios to the summit right now. "Thank you for making all of Greece proud!" says the very happy home team.

The Greeks are going to Everest this year, from both sides. And in honor of the summer games that will be held Athens, the teams is bringing the Olympic flag with them.

The national team is fielding two expeditions, one from the north and another from the south, led by Konstantinos Tsivelekas and Panagiotis Kotronaros. They are representing the, “Hellenic Mountaineering and Climbing Federation and are fully financed by Pavlos Angelatos, a Greek resident of Canada.”

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