The second meeting of the European project "Multisport Academy" was held in Belgrade (12-15 December) and Olympiacos had a six-person delegation. The club representatives were participated in the meetings organized by the Red Star with the Levski-Sports For All and Lazio ones.
The meetings started with a visit to the Belgrade City Hall where the Deputy Mayor/Responsible for Sport development issues, Mr. Andreja Mladenovic welcomed the participants. Moreover, the partners visited the sports center "25 May” and the Red Star water polo and swimming facilities. In addition, a visit was organized to the Serbian Sports Institute and the sport medicine department where clubs’ representatives were guided to the rehabilitation and recovery facilities as well as to the sport facilities of the Serbian National grassroots. Of course the hosts organized a visit to the Maracana Stadium and the museum of the Red Star. The four-day meeting ended with a report on the project actions and the Olympiacos delegation offered a commemorative t-shirt of the recent football match between the two teams for the Champions League, showing the special relationships and emotional connection between the two clubs. The next Multisport Academy meeting is on 20-23 February in Piraeus.
The Director of the Academies, Mr. Manolis Tsirogiannis as a member of Olympiacos delegation, stated: "We visited Belgrade for the Multisport Academy project. We had the opportunity to visit the Red Star facilities and learn about the Serbian sports system as well as to exchange views on how the participating clubs operate. It is important for us to promote the work of our Academies through our participation in European projects that we have been supporting actively all these years. Olympiacos has learned to lead such initiatives and I am sure that new ones are coming soon. I would like to thank the Red Star people for their excellent hospitality. We are looking forward to hosting the partner clubs in Piraeus in February."