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How is the girl who extinguished the torch of the Olympic Games in Athens doing today?

How is the girl who extinguished the torch of the Olympic Games in Athens doing today?

Foteini Papaleonidopoulou was accompanied by Eleni Menegaki's presentation. She is the girl who moved the whole country at the opening of the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004.

20 years ago, Foteni Papaleonedopoulou extinguished the torch at the 2004 Athens Olympics and appeared on Monday (04/03/2024) on the Eleni Menegaki show.

Fotini, a “child” of the SOS Children’s Villages, spoke about her life in London, her professional activity, and her childhood in the villages.

“Looking back on my life I feel proud. I was in a village that stood out from the rest of the institutions, it was a family with children, my mother. The men I knew, no one was left behind. The vector that each child traveled was huge. The important thing is that in “This organization has a lot of support and skilled people. The beginning is difficult, but from then on, what everyone reaches is determined by their personal interests.”

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“I went to Houria when I was 7 years old and there were other kids like me, all with different stories, but all with a difficult background. This humbles you in life and teaches you that things are not easy. Starting from this beginning is important because you create another perspective on life.” “

“I don’t like to compare myself with others, I do what I think is right and think about what the consequences will be in the future. He adds: “From the age of 20 to 30 I never imagined what would happen. I hope in the future we will do other nice things with the aim of improving the lives of others.” “About us.”

Regarding her escape abroad, she says:

“I don’t remember having a hard time when I went abroad. With a lot of childhood experiences, I was prepared. (…) We need an inner search, to take responsibility and not throw it on others. Hope always dies last.”

As she says, she maintained friendships with the children she grew up with in Shaurya and with the working “mothers.”

“Every success is theirs, it really is their success.”

He stressed at the conclusion of his speech: “It is wonderful that there are donors in the villages who provide support over time. We hope that the world will donate.”