The Olympic Games London 2012 and Evanghelie Zappa (Evangelos Zappas)


The Olympic Games London 2012 – Inspire a generation – the most important event of the year

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The Olympic Games London 2012, were closed as well as were opened, with a valuable show, full of content: light, colours, music, history, culture, moving, tradition, non-conformism, symbols, wery well comunicating, thorugh all of these, energy, optimism, hope. Big congratulations to the organizers!

The romanian athletes, the entire romanian delegation and all of us who sustained them all these days, have to go forward with these feelings. But this support should continue from now on and to happen not only with our souls but with our actions, as much as we can, each of us. And this is for growing up the athletes’s chances to be better at the next competitions and to obtain better results at the Olympic Games in Rio.

And if overall, the romanian athletes’s results at the Olympic Games London 2012 were not at the desired level, we cannot be other than proud of those who lighted in the shining medals and to congratulate all those who participated, with a big respect.

Here is another reason of proud and an example worthy of being followed:

Evanghelie Zappa ( Evangelos Zappas), the businessman of Greek origin, having also Romanian citizenship, one of the richest businessmen in those days in Eastern Europe, initiated and sponsored in1859 the revive of the Olympic Games, laying in this way, the foundations of the  modern Olympic Games.


„Had it not been Zappas, the Athens Games of 1896 surely would not have taken place.

Zappas’s actions, his will and the previous tradition of Zappas Olympic Games had made Constantine I ( Crown Prince of Greece) an advocate of Olympic Games before the formation of the IOC  ( International Olympic Comitee) in 1894…….” noted Proffesor David C. Young, University of Florida

Known in Greece like „ national benefactor”, Evangelis Zappas gave a pure, humanitarian sense to his wealth:  he sponsored the restoration of the Panatheniac Stadium,  that would host the modern Olympic Games, when he was at Brosteni – Ialomita, Romania, he designed a complex of buildings, stadium, auditorium, conference rooms, gyms which now stands in the center of Athens, holding his name, Zappeion.

In Romania, Evanghelie Zappa, which Peter Tutea consider that belongs to “absolute Romanians“, made ​​many charitable acts and provided funds for the establishment of the Romanian Academy and rebuilding the capital Bucharest, devastated by a great fire. He chose to live among the Romanians, appreciating them for their cultural and spiritual qualities, “Romanians, worthy to be loved, not to put it more with voice feelings of gratitude and love that my heart is ful,l as to reward these great virtues yours, virtues that also, by dignity, you deserve “are Zappa’s testimony from the book” Trantor “, Bucharest, writed in romanian and greek languages ( Nicolae Postolache –  he wrote also “ Evanghelie Zappa. From Brosteni to Atena. European highlights. “  2004 Tipp Star Publishing

Sandra Raluca Izbasa

And would have much to say, but I conclude this article with the V.A. Ureche said:  “A nation that aspires to live, has to be able to remember ….”

It’s good that we have what to remember, it’s good what we can be proud of.  So, these could be the premises that the athletes hopes, to achieve much better performance at the Olympic Games in Rio, in 2016, to become true


google doodle olympic 1896~ update, content April 2016

VA Ureche ” A nation that aspires to live, has to remember”

~I think that the nation that aspires to live has to remember but the most important, has to build the fitted set of values, to have them like highlights into the state of relativity

~The nation that aspires to evolve, I think, has to be open to arrive to take from the past, what is representative, what it makes well and what is fitted, and having a good set of values like highlights, to apply into the present, for the future

*For me, the present is part of the past that I like and that is fitted to me and the future that I wish





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