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Coke comes to Olympic site’s aid October 25, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Archaeology Greece.
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The Coca-Cola Company has made a donation to help restore an important site in ancient sports history, Ancient Olympia.

The Atlanta-based beverage company on Wednesday reported a $2 million donation to the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) to restore its site in Ancient Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games and the ultimate symbol of Greek and international cultural and sports heritage. The site was severely damaged by recent forest fires last August that scorched the grounds of the Peloponnese in Greece over the summer.

Coca-Cola is the longest-running supporter of the Olympic Games, since 1928, and its $2 million donation will help restore the forest area around the Pierre de Coubertin monument, among other sites. This donation is in addition to fire relief efforts announced earlier by the Coca-Cola Foundation in conjunction with Coca-Cola Hellas and Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, the world’s second largest Coca-Cola bottler.

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