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Hundreds Vie for the Chance to Resurrect History

January 2004 For Immediate Release Contact: Karen Wynn
Tel: + 1 909-275-9966

Riverside, California (USA) – Six weeks after launching an open international design competition, The Monument of the Immortals Board of Directors proudly report 260 registered competitors at the close of the registration period.
Competitors from as far away as Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldava, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam and Greece will join Americans from across the nation in registering and submitting designs for consideration. The selected finalists will receive a cash prize of $5,000 (USD) and resubmit revised proposals in early May. The sole finalist selected in the second phase of the competition will direct the creative efforts in erecting the newest addition to a proud tradition in Greece.
“When you have an idea like this, you wonder if others will understand and accept it. The response of the competitors and media outlets is a resounding affirmation,” says Makis Havadjias, Co-Founder of The Monument of the Immortals.
The Monument of the Immortals is seeking a design for a monument that will serve as the bridge between the history of the ancient and modern Olympiads by listing the names of all victors from the start of the games in 776 BC through the modern resurrection in 1896 and for the next 1,000 years. The names will be listed in the native tongue of the victor, introducing a global element to the project. The Monument of the Immortals is expected to have a significant impact on the local economy and regional tourism. Additional site plans include public grounds for ceremonies and celebrations, a registry of Olympians, and gift shop.
Detailed information about the competition is available at or by faxed request to + 1 909-275-9930.
The first phase of the competition closes on January 10, 2004.
About The Monument of the Immortals
The Monument of the Immortals is a non-profit organization in California (USA) and Cyprus dedicated to establishing a monument in Olympia, Greece, the municipality of the ancestral home of the Olympic Games, to honor the history and sportsmanship of Olympic competitors and revive the ancient tradition of inscribing the names of Olympic victors.


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