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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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Maria Sakkari beats Pliskova to reach semi-finals in US Open

Greek tennis player Maria Sakkari has risen to number 13 in the world, a record WTA ranking for Greek women’s tennis, after defeating number four seed Karolina Pliskova in two straight sets to reach the semi-finals in the US Open. In an impressive game on Wednesday, Sakkari showed command of …

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Soccer player accused of rape released on €10,000 bail

A Portuguese soccer player accused of raping a 17-year-old girl in Athens last weekend was released from pretrial custody on Thursday after a court ordered him to pay 10,000 euros in bail but attached no additional terms. Ruben Semedo, 27, testified to an investigating magistrate and a prosecutor for more …

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Soccer player Semedo arrested in Athens over rape allegations; Olympiakos’ reaction

A well-known Portuguese football player at a team of the Greek Super League, was brought before a public prosecutor on Monday on charges of raping a 17-year-old girl. Olympiakos FC defender Ruben Semedo was arrested and brought before a public prosecutor on Monday on charges of raping a 17-year-old girl. …

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Greece pulls artistic swimming team after four COVID-19 cases

Greece have withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics artistic swimming competitions after four of their athletes tested positive for COVID-19, the Greek Olympic Committee (HOC) said on Tuesday. One athlete tested positive on Monday while another three returned positive tests on Tuesday, ruling the team out and forcing the athletes into …

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Lefteris Petrounias wins Bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics

Lefteris Petrounias won the bronze medal in the rings final in Tokyo Olympic Games on Monday. His score of 15.200 saw him place third after Liu Yang from China claimed a gold medal with 15.500 and You Hao from China won silver with 15.300. The Olympic champion of Rio posted …

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Tentoglou wins Gold in men’s long jump in dramatic final leap

Miltiadis “Miltos” Tentoglou won the men’s long jump in the most dramatic fashion on Monday as he leapt 8.41 meters in his final attempt to snatch the gold medal from Cuba’s Juan Miguel Echevarria. Tentoglou was the world leader coming into Tokyo with an 8.60m leap at a domestic competition …

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