It is with great excitement and anticipation that we start preparations for the 1st PAN-HELLENIC GAMES, that will be held in Athens.

My inspiration for organizing the Pan-Hellenic Games comes from my personal experience when I competed at various young Greek-American sporting events growing up in Boston, Massachusetts. I treasure the memories and enjoy many friendships which I made during those fun, competitive years. I am certain that many athletes and participants of Hellenic heritage will have the opportunity to have similar experiences through these Games.

Athens represents an ideal location for the Games. Our involvement in delivering major events is complemented by world-class and easily accessible venues used in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, a variety of quality accommodations and beautiful historic attractions that will appeal to athletes, coaches, friends and supporters from all over the world.

I have been overwhelmed by the support and enthusiasm of our Hellenic overseas community and I strongly believe that participation will be embraced with equal zeal.

We are excited, honored and look forward in demonstrating how well we can deliver an event of this magnitude that will leave lasting memories and further the bonds between people of Hellenic heritage with the land of their forefathers. 

Gus Sarianides

Game Founder / Director

About Gus Sarianides

Gus Sarianides is a man of vision and action. He and his family immigrated to the United States in the 1970s. Since an early age he has served in various capacities in amateur and later in professional for various sports clubs and associations in the USA and Greece. Educated at Boston University, holds a degree in human movement and sports medicine. He enjoyed a successful career as a professional coach, trainer and manager for teams and individuals in USA and Greece. He is currently the CEO of “Corporate Promotions”, a company that specializes in sports marketing and event management. He serves also as the strategic advisor on sport marketing with Alpha Bank. Gus Sarianides currently lives in Athens, Greece.