Greek Olympic Athletes Salute Healthcare Workers Fighting Coronavirus



A host of Greek athletes, including Rio 2016 gold medalists Anna Korakaki, Eleftherios Petrounias and Katerina Stefanidi, joined the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) in praising healthcare workers who are helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Greece.

Posted on the HOC’s YouTube page, a new video shows athletes thanking those who are working to treat victims of the pandemic in Greece.

Sailing pair Pavlos Kagialis and Takis Mantis, who won bronze in Rio de Janeiro, were also featured, and were joined by other sailors including Vassilia Karachaliou, Maria Bozi, Raphailina Klonaridou and Giannis Mantis.

Hellenic Olympic Committee President Spyros Capralos also included his message of support in the video as well.

The HOC reiterated its support in a statement, saying “The HOC and the athletes of the Olympic Team created a video for doctors, nurses, hospital and ambulance employees for the battle they are fighting against COVID-19, in order to save and protect the lives of all Greeks.”