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Miltos Tentoglou wins Gold in European Championships

Miltiadis “Miltos” Tentoglou, the Greek long jumper, “flew” 8.65 meters and broke his own personal record of 8.52 m. He won the Gold Metal at the European Championships in Rome, Italy, on Saturday evening. Ο Μίλτος #Τεντόγλου πετάγεται Παλαιό Φάληρο-Γλυφάδα το ΣΚ για καφέ με ένα άλμαΕ ΔΕΝ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΘΕΟΣ …

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Olympiacos FC triumph sets supporters in delirium

Olympiacos FC made history as the first Greek club to ever win a European cup. With a 1-0 against Fiorentina FC five minutes before the end of the extra time, Olympiacos  held high the 2024 UEFA Europa Conference League trophy on Wednesday night. Στιγμές μοναδικές #OlympiacosFC #UECL #UECLFinal pic.twitter.com/11Ofsq6k7Z — …

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Greek basketball fans clash in Berlin; arrests, injuries

Olympiakos and Panathinaikos basketball fans violently clashed at a metro station in Prezlauer Allee in Berlin, Germany, on Saturday, leaving 12 people injured, at least one of them in critical condition. German police has reportedly arrested 89 people and seized a big number of baseball bats, clubs and other items. …

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Fatih Terim: PAO FC fires legendary Turkish coach after 3 defeats in a row

Panathinaikos FC fired the legendary Turkish coach Fatih Terim late on Thursday after a heavy defeat by PAOK FC for the super League playoffs a day earlier. The defeat at Toumba, Thessaloniki, on Wednesday was the third in a row. The Turkish coach has left the Panathinaikos bench since late …

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Dozens of hooligans arrested over death of police officer

Dozens of hooligans. among them at least one minor, were arrested in a big police operation during the early hours of Monday. The arrests are part of an effort to crack down on sports violence, prompted by the fatal injury of 31-year-old police officer Giorgos Lyggeridis during football fan riots …

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Olympic Flame lighting ceremony in Greece for Paris 2024 (video)

The Olympic Flame for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games was lit in ancient Olympia in a traditional ceremony on Tuesday. The ceremony took place in front of 600 guests and marked the start of the torch relay to Paris for the Olympic Games start on July 26. In the sanctuary …

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Traffic restrictions in Athens due to Half Marathon

Traffic restrictions will be implemented in Athens on Sunday, March 10,due to the Athina Half Marathon race and related events. The traffic restrictions will be in effect from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The half-marathon will follow a course roughly resembling a ‘V’ and will include Syntagma Square and the …

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Legendary coach Otto Rehhagel receives “Gazzetta Awards”

German football coach, Otto Rehhagel, the mastermind behind Greek football’s stunning Euro 2004 victory, received a lifetime achievement award and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Greek sports portal ‘gazzetta.gr’. His ability to turn individual players into a cohesive team earned him the honorary citizenship of Athens ιν …

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Greek “mermaid” Evangelia Platanioti wins gold in Artistic Swimming

Greek athlete, Evangelia Platanioti, won gold medal in artistic swimming on Saturday at the World Aquatics Championships in Doha (Feb. 2-18). Platanioti, 29, came in first with a total of 272.9633 points in the finals of the solo artistic swimming category, followed by Jacqueline Simoneau of Canada (269.2767) and Huiyan …

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DNA of Greek soccer fan found on knife with blood traces of slain AEK fan Katsouris

New evidence has emerged in the investigation into the murder of AEK F.C. fan Michalis Katsouris during clashes with Croatian football hooligans in Athens last August, police sources revealed on Monday. Citing the police sources, state-run news agency amna reported that the DNA of a 35-year-old Greek football supporter has …

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Athletes from Kenya & Morocco win 40. Authentic Marathon

Edwin Kiptoo from Kenya was the winner of the 40th Athens Authentic Marathon. Kiptoo was the first to arrive at Kallimarmaro Stadium in Athens and cross the finish line with a new record of 2 hours, 10 minutes and 34 seconds. In the second place was Kilimo from Kenya with …

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Legendary basketball coach Giannis Ioannidis passes away at 78

Legendary basketball coach, Giannis Ioannidis, passed away at the age of 78 on Wednesday. Fans loved to call the former basketball player and professional coach “The Blond.” Ioannidis had been suffering from dementia for the last four years, according to media reports. He was generally considered to be the best …

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Olympic Stadium OAKA to remain shut down throughout 2024

Deputy Sports Minister, Yannis Vroutsis, said on Monday that the Olympic Stadium OAKA in Athens will most probably remain shut down throughout 2024. Vroutsis gave a press conference regarding the Olympic Stadium OAKA and the Olympic Cycle Track Velodrom that were shut down on Friday night due to static inadequacy …

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Greek runner Fotis Zisimopoulos breaks record, wins 41st Spartathlon

Greek runner Fotis Zisimopoulos has achieved a historic victory in the 41st Spartathlon, surpassing the record set by Yiannis Kouros in 1984. The Spartathlon is a grueling 246 km (153-mile) race from Athens to Sparta, which organizers claim retraces the legendary journey of the ancient Greek messenger Pheidippides, famous for …

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Olympic Stadium OAKA shut down due to static problems

All activities at the Olympic Stadium and the Velodrome at the Olympic Athletic Center of Athens (OAKA) have been suspended since Friday night due to safety reasons. According to a statement issued by the stadium management, suspended have been also all activities at the central circulation spine for the complex …

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Scottish fans of Hearts FC sentenced by Greek court

Two Scottish supporters of Hearts soccer club were sentenced on Monday to an eight-month jail term. The two Hearts supporters were arrested by Greek police after trying to enter the Toumba stadium in Thessaloniki with flares, where Hearts played against PAOK to qualify for the UEFA Europa League. The three-member …

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Miltos Tentoglou wins Gold, makes all Greeks proud

Olympic champion Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece won long jump gold at the World Championships on Thursday as his final leap of 8.52 metres edged him ahead of long-time leader Wayne Pinnock of Jamaica. Tentoglou’s win had Greeks endlessly cheer as a spark of light amid the grim mood due to …

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