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Rare Medal from First Modern Olympic Games in 1896 Sold at Auction

A medal awarded during the very first modern Olympic Games, held in Athens in 1896, was recently sold at auction for $65,625 (€55,375). The bronze...
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Athens 2004: The Magical Night Greece Showcased its History and Culture to the World

On August 13, 2004 Athens and the whole of Greece showcased its ancient and modern history and culture to the entire world during the...

Gerard Butler Shouts ”This is Sparta!” from Historic Greek City

Thousands of people gathered in Sparta, southern Greece on Friday morning to see Hollywood star Gerard Butler marching along the streets of the city...

Actor Gerard Butler Announced as Sparta’s Olympic Flame Torchbearer

Well-known Scottish actor Gerard Butler, who played the role of King Leonidas of Sparta in the movie "300," will return to Sparta, Greece for a...

Tokyo 2020: Details of Olympic Flame Ceremonies in Greece Revealed

All the details concerning the Olympic Flame and Torch Relay Ceremonies, which will take place in Greece in March, were presented on Monday at...

Greek Champion Petrounias Ready to Fight for Tokyo Olympics Qualification

Greece's Olympic gymnastics champion in the still rings, Eleftherios Petrounias, is ready to fight the battle of his life to qualify for the Summer...

Anna Korakaki to be First Woman Ever to Launch Olympic Games Torch Relay

For the very first time, a woman has been chosen to launch the torch relay for the 2020 Tokyo Games at the birthplace of...

International Olympic Committee to Award President Pavlopoulos With Gold Olympic Order

President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos will be awarded the Gold Olympic Order medal for his great contributions to the Olympic movement, Olympic...

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...

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