- 16 Aug 2012 1:00 AM
This Hungarian Olympic success has been long-awaited: in Beijing the Magyar Olympic Team finished in 21st place, and in 13th place at both the Athens and Sydney games.
Zsolt Borkai, President of the Hungarian Olympic Committee, said that the Hungarian performance in London had been a real success story. Such a ranking shows that worldwide only New Zealand and a handful of Caribbean island states performed better.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán congratulated all the members of the Hungarian team – including athletes, trainers, sports leaders, the medical crew and all administrative workers – on the outstanding performance. He said that the Olympic athletes had demonstrated that they were worthy heirs to the legacy of past Hungarian Olympians. President of Hungary János Áder also expressed his appreciation of the Hungarian Olympic Team’s achievements.
The official ceremony in honour of the nation’s Olympic athletes will take place on 20 August, one of Hungary’s most important national holidays.
Source: Prime Minister’s Office - kormany.hu
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