Mister Megalemos, what is your link with the sport at school in your country?
I am Counselor of Physical Education at the Ministry of Education and Culture therefore I am directly involved in school sports and its educational system. I am the link for the international relation and school sport.
How did you ever come into contact with ISF?
My first contact with ISF was in 1994 when Cyprus organized the Gymnasiade in Nicosia and I was directly involved in the organization of the event in charge of the accreditation and for the final part of the Opening and Closing Ceremony. In 2003, I was appointed by the Department of Physical Education as the Coordinator of the ISF VolleyBall Championship which was held in Larnaca in 2004.
I was elected as ISF Continental President of Europe in 2006 in Athens.
What fascinates you in ISF? Why should other countries join the International School Sport Federation?
What fascinates me in ISF is especially the friendship developed during an ISF event between the young participants from all over the world and the chance to get to know the culture of each other. Observing this particular WSC you can feel that an ISF event is more than a competition event, it is all about the Olympic Ideal, the mutual understanding and acceptance of differences between cultures with respect.
Being part of the ISF family brings us lifetime moments and unforgettable memories. ISF can have a huge positive impact on youngsters’ life.
What should ISF focus on in the coming year.
For the coming year ISF should, under the new leadership, take the next step from a fruitful past leadership and focus on identifying those factors that will determinate the needs of a long term strategy, short term as well as medium and long term planning.
I believe that all necessary steps to it have been taken and soon we will have the positive outcomes.