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39th Athens Marathon, the Authentic (pictures)

The heart of the 39th Athens Marathon the Authentic beat on Sunday, November 13, 2022. From the Tomb of Marathon to Panathinaiko Stadium in downtown Athens. Some 16,000 runners out of 45,000 in total, were registered to cover the most demanding route in the world, full 42 kilometers and 195 …

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Olympics winner Alexandros Nikolaidis dies of rare cancer form at 42

Twice Olympics Tae Kwon Do silver medalist Alexandros Nikolaidis passed away at the age of 42. He was battling an extreme rare form of cancer for the last two years. Nikolaidis had also served as deputy spokesman for the main opposition party left-wing SYRIZA. The great athlete and father two …

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Javelin Champion Elina Tzengko speaks of difficulties before Greek citizenship, miserable training facilities

“I was training and at the last minute I wouldn’t go to a race because I didn’t have Greek citizenship.” European Javelin Champion in Munich 2022 Elina Tzengko spoke about the bitterness and the difficulties she experienced been born in Greece to Albanian parents who migrated to Greece. With a …

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One race athlete dead, one seriously injured when lightning strikes in N. Greece

One athlete was killed and another was seriously injured when a lightning struck participants of the Six Peaks Night Mountain Race on mountain Falakro in northern Greece in the early hours of Sunday. A third athlete survived with hypothermia, while the fourth athlete in the group, a woman, escaped the …

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Antigoni Ntrismpioti wins second Gold Medal in Walk Race Munich2022 Champion

Antigoni Ntrismpioti managed another miracle at the European championships in Munich: she won a second gold medal after finishing first at the 20km Walk Race on Saturday morning. With 1:29:03 Ntrismpioti broke her won personal record. She started the race relatively slow and speeded up after the 11th kilometer. On …

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Ntrismpioti, Tentoglou win Gold for Greece at European Championships Munich 2022

Race walker Antigoni Ntrismpioti and long jumper Miltos Tentoglou won gold medals at the European Championships Munich 2022 on Tuesday. Champion of Tokyo Olympics Miltiadis (Miltos) Tentoglou broke long jump records on Tuesday. Tentoglou achieved a Championship Record of 8.52m followed by Jacob Fincham-Dukes from Britain who came second with …

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Leading Greek mountaineer Antonis Sykaris dies in the Himalayas

Leading Greek mountaineer  Antonis Sykaris has died in the Himalayas, a post on his instagram account announced on Tuesday morning. “Unfortunately the worst that could happen during a mountaineering expedition happened,” the post said. “It’s the worst thing that can happen to a mountaineering expedition. Antonis lost his life while …

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Greek gaming firm OPAP halts betting on Russian sport events

Greece’s biggest gaming firm OPAP on Monday halted betting on Russian sport events in solidarity with Ukraine where a Russian invasion continued for a fifth day. OPAP said it has stopped offering betting on any match related to Russian competitions, including football, basketball and volleyball, either online or through its …

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Sports Minister makes public names of victims of sexual harassment by their coaches!

Deputy Minister for Sports Lefteris Avgenakis submitted to the public prosecutor’s officer the complaints filed by 26 athletes of the Greek Gymnastics Federation who fell victims of sexual harassment. A clever move before the crimes would be written off due to time statute, if only the names of the victims …

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Tsitsipas gets Johnson & Johnson vaccine, will be able to join Australian Open, reports ERT

Stefanos Tsitsipas has reportedly been vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine against Covid-19 and will be able to take part in the Australian open, the correspondent of Greece’s state broadcaster ERT in Melbourne reported on Friday noon local time. The correspondent reported that Tsitsipas, according to sources from his …

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Police arrests dozens of volleyball fans, among them 27 minors, for weapons possession

Dozens of fans -among them 27 minors- of Panaathinaikos women’s volleyball team were led before a prosecutor after they were found in in possession of weapons ranging from firebombs to axes, shovels and screwdrivers, the Greek police said on Thursday. picture via Greek Police A day earlier, on Wednesday, 57 …

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Thousands run in first post-pandemic Athens Marathon; Greece’s Gelaouzos wins with a record

Greek runner Costas Gelaouzos won the 38th Athens Marathon in 2 hours 16 minutes 49 seconds on Sunday leading a sweep of the podium places by home competitors.The race resumed this year after a hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic. TheGreek athlete broke the 17-year national record. After the …

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38th Athens Authentic Marathon Nov 13-14; Traffic regulations

The 38th Athens Authentic Marathon will be held on the weekend of November 13-14, 2021. A total of 30,000 runners have registered so far, including 10,000 in the main race of 42.195 km race from Marathon to the Panathenaic Stadium. The remaining registered participants will run for the 10- and …

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Tsitsipas says will have Covid-19 shot this year

A month after sparking controversy by saying he would only get the Covid-19 vaccine if it became mandatory to compete in tennis, world number three Stefanos Tsitsipas has said he plans to receive the jab later in 2021. “It will certainly happen this year,” Tsitsipas said in an interview with …

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Acropolis Rally 2021 ‘Rally of Gods’ kicked off in Athens

The EKO Acropolis Rally 2021 ‘Rally of Gods’ kicked off in central Athens on Thursday for the first time since 2013. A special 980m course was set up in the streets around Syntagma Square, and it was launched by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. #wrc is official started!!#RallyofGods #rallyacropolis2021 #rallyacropolis #Greece …

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