The rally was named best sporting event of the year in Greece at the prestigious Boussias Sports Marketing Awards in Athens after joining the WRC for the first time since 2013.
The Acropolis team, led by Deputy Sports Minister and Chairman of the Rally Organizing Committee Lefteris Avgenakis, also won six gold medals in categories including Motor Sports, Sports and Tourism and Sports electronics.
The rally-opening Cosmote 5G Athens Stage, on the streets surrounding Syntagma Square and the Greek Parliament in the center of the city, also won a gold award for Best Sponsorship Platform for Engagement and brand/sponsor activation.
Video: EKO Acropolis Rally Greece 2021
The team also won silver awards for best overall social media presence and best sponsorship program, while the official event program was honored with a bronze award in the best edition category. special.
Marketing director George Papazafiropoulos and his company Magic Bus won Sports Marketing Agency of the Year.
Avgenakis (pictured below) paid tribute to the Acropolis team after winning the most prestigious award of the night.
“A year ago we announced the return of the Acropolis Rally to the World Rally Championship. Until then, we had said very little but achieved a lot. A lot of people challenged us,” Avgenakis said.
“The EKO Acropolis Rally, however, has remained and the ongoing recognition of our efforts and efforts through these awards is the strongest confirmation of our event’s bright future.
“I accept this award with great honor and dedicate it to all those who worked quietly, methodically, like tireless soldiers before, during and after the event.”
The rally is the 10th round of the 2022 season from September 8 to 11.