By Nazli Muduroglu and Fulya Yavuz, International Relations, LÖSEV (2010)

The children of Turkey triumph at the Oncology Olympics.rightbox_photo_losev_childrenOur sorrow after the Beijing Olympics was transformed into joy thanks to all the first places the LÖSEV children achieved at the 2nd Oncology Olympics organized by the Orimari Foundation in Warsaw, Poland.

We felt so proud of the great successes of our children, who couldn’t suppress their tears of excitement as they won 3 golds in the 3 disciplines in which they competed.

This brought great joy and happiness to our country. After their own triumph against the disease, they now raised our flag to celebrate a triumph for our country.

550 children participated in the Olympics, which were organized by the Orimari Foundation. The 8 countries taking part were Hungary, Russia, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine and Turkey.

8 children from LÖSEV, aged between 13 and 17, took part in the Oncology Olympics, and their success and determination brought joyful tears to everyone. Ceren Gökdemýr took first place in swimming and Sadýk Ahmet Güneþ in ping pong. Our soccer team, consisting of Kadir Kaya, Ozan Kurban, Halil Ýbrahim Akgül, Sezer Dÿkmen, Uður Yürek and M. Akýn Aras, also won all 3 matches they played, and took the gold medal.

Before returning to Turkey, the LÖSEV delegation visited Turkey’s Ambassador in Warsaw, His Excellency Reþit Uman, at his residence