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RIO 2016: Katerina Stefanidi wins Gold in Women’s Pole Vault

Katerina Stefanidi wins Gold medal in women’s pole vault gold with a jump of 4.85 meters. The 26-year-old athlete is the new queen of pole vault. She has a personal best of 4.86 meters in the outdoor track and field, which she achieved in June of 2016 in Athens, as …

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Rio 2016: Mantis-Kagialis win Bronze in 470 Men’s Medal Race

Another medal for Greece in Rio summer Olympics: Panagiotis Mantis and Pavlos Kagialis won Bronze in the 470 Men’s Medal Race. It is the 8th Olympic Medal in the history of the Greek sailing. Congrats, Mantis – Kagialis! – We are proud of you! #Bronze for #GRE   in 470 Men’s …

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RIO 2016: Head of Irish Olympics arrested for alleged ticket touting inquiry

The Irish International Olympic Committee member Pat Hickey has been arrested in Rio as part of a police investigation into alleged ticketing touting, according to reports. The 71-year-old, who until last week sat on the IOC executive board, is also the head of the European Olympic Committees that organised last …

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UPD RIO 2016: Spyros Gianniotis wins Silver in 10k Marathon Swimming

Greece’s Aquaman Spyros Gianniotis won Silver Medal in 10 km Marathon Open Water Swimming. In an amazing close race, 36-year-old Greek “Aquaman” managed exactly the same time as Gold winner Dutch Ferry Weertman: 1:52:59:8 However,  the Gold-Silver difference was made in the photo-finish: Dutch Weertman hit the timing board first, …

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Rio 2016: Gold for Lefteris Petrounias in Rings – Artistic Gymnastics

Lefteris Petrounias won a Gold medal in Rio Olympics 2016. The 26-year-old athlete got 16000 points in rings. It is the second Gold Medal for Greece in Rio Olympic Games 2016. It is also the second Gold Medal in Rings in Olympics after twelve years. We are proud of you! …

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Rio 2016: Anna Korakaki wins Gold Medal in 25m Pistol

Anna Korakaki won the first Gold Medal for Greece at the Rio Olympics 2016: Shooting sport, 25m air riffle.   Two days ago, twenty-year-old Anna Korakaki  won Bronze in 10m Air riffle. Korakaki’s Gold is not only the first for Greece at the Rio Olympics but also the first Gold …

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Rio 2016: Greece leads Parade of Nations, Refugee Olympics Team cheered

Rio Olympics 2016 officially kicked off in Maracana Stadium with a four-hour long spectacle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sds7L_N4N6A The Greek Olympics Team opened the Parade of Nations . For the first time in the Greek Olympics history, a female athlete was holding the flag: Sofia Bekatorou, a sailing champion. Greece’s Team entrance – …

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RIO 2016: Sailing champion Bekatorou, first female athlete to bear the flag in Greece’s Olympic history

Greek sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou was named Greece’s flag bearer for the upcoming 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games, the Hellenic Olympic Committee announced on Tuesday in Athens. With this decision, Bekatorou becomes the first female athlete in Greek Olympic history to have the honor of carrying the Greek national flag …

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Coach Claudio Ranieri “I am the same man who was fired by Greece”

A year-and-a-half ago coach Claudio Ranieri and Greece were losing to the Faroe Islands. Ranieri was fired. But yesterday, the Italian took Leicester City to the Premier League title in his first season at the club. Despite the enthusiasm, Claudio Ranieri did not miss the chance to express his bitterness …

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RIO 2016: Olympic Flame Lit at Ancient Olympia- Live Streaming

The Olympic flame for RIO 2016 Summer Olympic Games was lit earlier today in the ancient site of Olympia in Peloponnese. The Lighting Ceremony was performed by actress Katerina Lehou who lit the torch using a parabolic mirror to catch the the sun’s rays. The torch was lit within seconds. …

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Tas Melas: NBA show presenter sings live the Greek National Anthem (video)

Thousands of viewers watched basketball show presenter Tas Melas singing the Greek National Anthem on TV show  The Starters of  NBA.com. Greek-American journalist Tas Melas sang live on the occasion of  the upcoming basketball match between Milwaukee Bucks and Memphis Grizzlies, a match that would bring three Greeks on the …

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Greek Olympic Games winners to lose jobs at public sector

You had won an Olympic medal? You had honored your country with exceptional athletic performance and your country had honored you with a job in the public sector? these times are gone. No, you are no different and no better than the other civil servants. In the country of loan …

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Patras: Soccer hooligans stab one policeman on the back and beat another one

Hooligans stabbed on the back the head of the police force as riot police and Olympiacos fans clashed outside Ayias football stadium in Patras. The clashes started when some 100 Olympiacos fans attempted to enter the stadium without tickets. Riot police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.  During the clashes …

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Greece Unlocks Subsidy for Formula One Track in Patras

Greek Ministry of Development unlocked a subsidy of 28.9 million euro for the contruction of a Formula One car racing track in Chalandritsa area of Patras in Western Greece. Total cost of the project is 94.6 million euro and is expected to create more than 500 jobs in a country …

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Trikala: Funeral Service Sponsors Local Football Club

Football players of Paliopyrgos have a new look: black shorts and t-shirts decorated with a big cross in purple. Purple are also the letters with the name and the address of the new sponsor of Paliopyrgos FC:  Christos Panagiotou, owner of a business offering funeral services. In Greece of economic crisis …

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