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1987: The Year Greeks Started a Love Affair with the Orange Ball

Up until 1987, Greek basketball was as mediocre as Greek football at a European level. Yet, on June 14, 1987 something miraculous happened and...

Thessaloniki Mayor: We Should Change Name of ‘Macedonia’ Airport

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris has suggested that the city airport should no longer be called "Macedonia" because foreign visitors might confuse it with the...

Watch Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Spin a Ball [pics + video]

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was a top-rate volleyball player before he started showing an interest in student politics. A leg injury, however, caused...

OAKA Basketball Stadium to be Renamed After Retired Basketball Player Nikos Galis

Deputy Minister of Athletics, Stavros Kontonis, announced the renaming of the Olympic Athletic Center of Athens (OAKA) basketball stadium to "Nikos Galis" -- one of...

“Nick the Greek” in One of the Most Expensive Commercials on Greek TV

One of the most expensive commercials ever played on Greek TV was screened in 1988 after the Greek National Basketball Team had won the...

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