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Tuesday, 4 January 2005

Money Talks

It is reported that Athina Roussel, the granddaughter of late shipping billionaire Aristotle Onassis, is going to bid to ride for the Greek equestrian team for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

She has recently joined the Avlona Equestrian club, near Athens, and is considered to be one of the richest women in the world (she was left $2.7BN by Onassis).

The club said that Roussel would train for the Greek national equestrian team, and the 2008 Olympics.

George Dendrinos, a member of the board of directors of the Greek Equestrian Federation and the Avlona Equestrian Club, is quoted as saying:

"Her presence here will bring another dimension to Greek equestrianism..Athina Onassis is a major boost not only for the Greek equestrian community, but for Greek sports in general. She will soon visit us to see the facilities and to discuss administrative matters...".

Doubtless her money will also bring an "extra dimension" as well!

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