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Greece’s Petrounias Wins Silver Medal in Germany; Road to Tokyo Toughens Up

Greek Olympic champion Eleftherios Petrounias won the silver medal on Saturday during the World Cup finals in the German city of Cottbus. This left the...

Greece’s Coach Pitino: “For the Next Eight Months I’m Not American, I’m Greek”

Greece’s new national basketball team coach Rick Pitino declared today that he is ready to lead Greece to Tokyo for Japan’s 2020 Summer Olympics. Pitino,...

Enriqueta Basilio, First Woman to Light Olympic Cauldron, Dies at 71

Enriqueta Basilio, an athlete from Mexico and the first woman in history to light the Olympic cauldron, died recently at the age of 71. It...

First Modern Olympics are Held in Greece in April, 1896

On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, at the Panathenaic Stadium, with athletes from fourteen countries participating. Greek...

Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony for Pyeongchang 2018 (video)

The Olympic flame lighting ceremony for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, was held on Tuesday, October 24 in Ancient Olympia. The official ceremony was held...

Greek State Assets in U.S.A. in Danger of Confiscation for Unpaid Fines

Greek State assets in the U.S. are threatened with confiscation due to a 40 million euro fine imposed by a U.S. court against the...

Katerina Stefanidi Wins Gold at Pole Vault in Rio Olympics

Katerina Stefanidi won the gold medal for Greece at the women's Olympic pole vault final in Rio on Friday. Stefanidi cleared 4.85m taking the...

Greek Gymnast Eleftherios Petrounias Wins Gold Medal in Rio (video)

Greek gymnast Eleftherios Petrounias won the gold medal in men's rings on August 15, in the Rio Olympic Games with a score of 16.000...

Olympic Games in Ancient Greece were Not Free of Corruption

Bribery, cheating and overall corruption have often tarnished the image of the Olympic Games in the past few decades. However, the famous "Olympic Spirit"...

Greece’s Men Advance to Water Polo Final 8; Destroy Olympic Host Brazil

The Greek men water polo team won Brazil 9-4, advancing to the Rio Olympics final eight. The Olympic hosts weren't able to threaten the...

Doping in Ancient Greece Olympic Games

Doping in sports goes as far back as ancient times and the first Olympic Games in ancient Olympia. Since the inception of the competition...

Greek Rowers Finish Fourth in Rio’s Finals

Greek rowers Katerina Nikolaidou and Sofia Asoumanaki finished fourth in the double sculls final in Rio’s Olympics on Thursday with a time of 7:48.62. Poland’s...

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