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First Circumnavigation of Cyprus for 50 Years

The Winds of Change sailing expedition, led by IOC Young Leader Sophia Papamichalopoulos, achieved the first circumnavigation of Cyprus in 50 years, uniting Greek and Turkish Cypriot crew members to foster dialogue and peace. Completing the journey on the International Day of Peace, it stands as a symbol of overcoming entrenched political barriers through unity and courage, inspiring others with its message of hope and resilience.