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TRNC Universities Meet at EMU Sports Festival
Published Date: Wednesday, 30 November 2016
The Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) hosted a Sports Festival under the aegis of Turkey’s Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) ambassador Derya Kanbay, featuring the participation of TRNC universities. The Sports Festival that aimed to strengthen university communication and collaboration via sporting activities took place on Sunday the 27th of November 2016, starting at the EMU Lala Mustafa Paşa Sports Complex at 09:30 and continuing throughout the day.
Athletes from the Cyprus International University, University of Mediterranean Karpasia, Cyprus Health and Social Sciences University, Cyprus Science University, American University of Cyprus and Final International University competed at the Sports Festival in tennis, futsal and athletics competitions.
In his opening speech, EMU Vice Rector for Student Affairs Prof. Dr. M. Yaşar Özden noted that the aim of the Sports Festival is to strengthen TRNC university communication, collaboration and friendships via sporting activities. Prof. Dr. Özden also thanked the attending universities for their participation and wished them an enjoyable sportsmanlike competition.
During the day-long event both singles and doubles tennis matches were played. The futsal competition comprised of two groups in the male category and one group in the female category. The athletics included long-jump, javelin throw, 800 meters, 100 metres and 4x100 relay competitions. At the end of the competition the attending universities were presented with plaques and certificates of appreciation as well as the event t-shirt, by EMU Vice Rector for Student Affairs Prof. Dr. Özden, Rector’s Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Dr. Derviş Subaşı and Sport Affairs Director Cemal Konnolu.