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Lefteris Petrounias wins Gold in European Championship 2018

Eleftherios “Lefteris” Petrounias won the Gold medal with an impressive score of 15.466 points in European Championship 2018 in Glasgow. The 27-year-old Olympic and Word champion defended his European champion title for fourth consecutive year. No wonder they call him the Lord of The Rings. “Greece’s Eleftherios Petrounias takes gold …

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Triple Jumper Papachristou wins another Gold medal for Greece in Berlin

Paraskevi “Voula” Papachristou won Gold medal for her 14.60 meters in Triple Jump at the European Athletes championships 2018 late on Friday. 29-year-old Papachristou secured the third gold medal for Greece in the 24. European Track and Field Championships in Berlin. Greece's third gold medal in as many days at …

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Greek triumph! Stefanidi, Kyriakopoulou win Gold & Silver in Pole Vault in Berlin

A great night for Greek athletes, a great night for Greece. Double triumph. Katerina Stefanidi and Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou won Gold and Silver medals in women’s Pole Vault at the European Athletics Championships 2018 in Berlin. Katerina Stefanidi, 28, set a championships record by clearing 4.85 meters in her third and …

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Miltos Tentoglou wins Gold in Long Jump at European Championships (video)

Miltiadis “Miltos” Tentoglou won Gold in the Long Jump competition at European Athletics Championships 2018 in Berlin. The 20-year-old athlete jumped 8.25 meters. He holds a personal best of 8.30 meters. The 2018 European Athletics Championships are being held at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, from August 6 to August …

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Kyle Hines heartwarming letter: Greece is more than a country

From a hotel room thousands miles away from Greece,  professional basketball player Kyle Terrel Hines shared his thoughts about a country, that has been devastated by the wildfires killing dozens of people. Hines wrote a heartwarming letter sharing his thought and feelings the moment he saw East Attica on fire. …

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Cristiano Ronaldo tips big Greek hotel personnel with €20,000

A football superstar and big spender. Cristiano Ronaldo left a whopping €20,000 tip at a Greek luxury hotel during a holiday with his family. Ronaldo was so impressed by the service at the Costa Navarino resort in Messinia, South Peloponnese, that he claimed he could not leave without rewarding them, …

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Thrilled French tourists celebrate Mundial victory on Sifnos (video)

Just seconds after the referee signaled the end of  World Cup Final on Sunday, thrilled French tourists jumped into the sea at Kamares port of the island of Sifnos. 4:2 against Croatia and the Golden Trophy of Mundial were reasons enough to set the French tourists in excitement. And not …

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Turkey water polo team humiliated after unprecedented defeat to Greece

Turkey lost 27:1 against Greece in the first match of the 2018 Men’s European Water Polo Championship in Barcelona on July 16.  The defeat prompted a social media storm created by angry and sarcastic Turkish fans who humiliated their national team. “Do they really know how to swim?” one Turkish …

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Three Russian wrestlers denied entry visas to Greece for European Sambo Championship 2018

Three Russian wrestlers were denied visas to enter Greece for taking part in the 2018 European Sambo Championship this week, Alexander Konakov, the head coach of the Russian national sambo team, told TASS on Wednesday. The International Sambo Federation will launch its own probe into the incident, the organization’s president …

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Lefkada: Austrian tourist, 57, dies in hang-gliding accident

A 57-year-old Austrian national died after a hang-gliding accident on the island of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea. The man reportedly passed away before an helicopter of the Greek Air Force arrived to his rescue. The man was trapped in a steep and rocky slope above the beach Kathisma in …

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UEFA bans Panathinaikos FC from European competition

Greek giants Panathinaikos have been banned from European competition for three years by UEFA for failing to pay their debts, European football’s governing body announced on Tuesday. The club were handed a suspended sentence in December and given until March 1 to settle their unpaid bills, but failed to do …

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French national loses life in paragliding accident by Nafplio

A 55-year-old French national lost his life after a paragliding accident in Koliaki by Nafplio, East Peloponnese. The man reportedly fell from a high height and suffered multiple injuries. He died before being transferred to a hospital. According to local media stalanews, the paraglide fell into an inaccessible area. Two …

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PAOK owner banned 3 years, FC docked points over gun & violence incident

The owner of Greek soccer club PAOK Thessaloniki has been banned for three years for his part in violence that occurred during a match against AEK FC, including running onto the field with a holstered pistol on his hip. PAOK FC owner Ivan Savvidis, a powerful Russian-Greek businessman, was also …

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Huebel recommends to FIFA exclusion of Greek Football from international competitions

The Austrian President of the Monitoring Committee of the International Football Federation FIFA, Herbert Huebel, has recommended the exclusion of Greek football from international competitions without suspension or grace time, not only for football clubs but also for national teams. Greek state-run news agency amna, notes that “Huebel was apparently …

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Olympiakos FC owner Marinakis cleared of match-fixing charges

Nottingham Forest and Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis has been cleared of forming a match-fixing ring in Greece by the country’s Supreme Court, but may still face a bribery charge. Greek media report the bribery allegations relating to match manipulation have been referred to a judicial council to determine whether or …

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Greek football league to resume over weekend, officials say

Greece’s top-flight football will resume on Saturday after being suspended for nearly three weeks after a pistol-wearing club owner challenged a referee, officials told Greek media on Monday. The 16 members of board of directors of Greece’s Super League unanimously accepted the terms and conditions of Deputy Sports Minister, Giorgos …

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New Democracy expels member for saying PAOK supporters are “Bulgarians”

New Democracy expelled Elli Papaggeli on Tuesday morning after the model and member of ND Youth organization ONNED claimed in a controversial post n her social media account that PAOK supporters were “Bulgarians.” The ND branch in Thessaloniki said in a statement that “such divisive statements affect all Greeks and …

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