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Stefanos Tsitsipas wins ATP in Open 13 Provence in Marseille

Australian Open semi-finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas claimed his first ATP title of the year with victory in the Open 13 Provence final in Marseille.The Greek top seed recovered from 4-2 down in the second set to beat Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 7-5 7-6 (7-5). Kukushkin survived an early break point but …

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Greek female expedition set to conquer the “Roof of the World” Mt Everest

Two Greek female mountain climbers are set to “conquer” the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest. The expedition is scheduled to start on April 5, 2019. Vanessa Archontidou and Christina Flambouri will embark on their toughest challenge, reach the highest peak of Mount Everest at 8,848 metres above sea level, and …

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Tennis “Greek Freak” Tsitsipas loses to Nadal in Australian Open

World No. 2 Rafael Nadal will play in his fifth Australian Openm final after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets. Nadal needed just one hour and 47 minutes to beat with 6-2 6-4 6-0 the Greek tennis superstar. A kiss from mum before he takes the court ūü§ó@StefTsitsipas #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/Y4PafKtMoU …

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Stefanos Tsitsipas, the youngest to reach Grand Slam semifinal since 2007

Lest anyone get the idea that Stefanos Tsitsipas’ upset of Roger Federer was a fluke, the 20-year-old from Greece followed it up by beating No. 22 seed Roberto Bautista Agut 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2) at the Australian Open on Tuesday to become the youngest Grand Slam semifinalist since 2007. …

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Tsitsipas lashes out at “mal*k*” linesman; wins a Souvlaki named after him

Greek tennis gun Stefanos Tsitsipas apologised after his third-round Australian Open encounter on Friday after he launched a foul-mouthed tirade at a linesman he labelled a “malaka”. The world No. 15, who will take on Roger Federer in the next round, was seething when a line judge erroneously cost him …

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Giannis Antetokounmpo “sad and disappointed” after racist attack against his brother

“Greek Freak” Giannis Antetokounmpo could not remain silent to the despicable racist attack by a sports presenter against his brother Thanassis after a Panathinaikos-Olympiakos match a few days ago. “If this can happen to Thanassis, who proudly represents National Greece and Panathinaikos, I can not imagine what other colored people …

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Touching moments when Marathon runners honor victims of wildfires in Mati

Touching moments took place on Sunday morning when participants at the 36. Marathon Race of Athens honored the victims and the survivors in Mati, the area with the most victims from the wildfires in July. Residents of Mati had flocked along the race track and greeted the athletes with black …

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Young Greek-Australian doctor killed by a shark in Great Barrier Reef

A young Greek-Australian doctor was fatally mauled by a shark in the Whitsunday Island’s Cid Harbour and died short time later after submitted to a local hospital. 33-year-old Victorian doctor Daniel Christidis worked as a research fellow in the urology department at Austin Health in Melbourne. It was believed that …

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Petrounias undergoes surgery and posts a picture to thank his supporters

Greece’s Lord of the Rings, Golden athlete Lefteris Petrounias posted a picture from the bed where he lies just hours after the surgery in his left shoulder. The surgery was conducted in France on Monday morning, just a couple of days after Petrounias won his third Golden Medal in a …

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Lord of the Rings: Lefteris Petrounias wins Gold Medal in Doha (video)

One more Golden Medal for the Greek “Lord of the Rings”. Lefteris Petounias¬† won his third golden medal in a row. He scored 15,366 points in the final of¬† the 48th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Doha, 266 points more than his closest rival. Despite an injury on the left …

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Greece, Bulgaria, Romania & Serbia in joint bid for World Cup 2030

The leaders of four Balkan countries said on Friday that they will make a joint bid to host the World Cup 2030. The decision was taken during the Summit in Varna on Friday. The prime ministers of Bulgaria, Greece and Romania and the president of Serbia say their countries will …

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Incredible swaying in football stadium alerts Greek authorities (video)

Greek authorities were combing the Olympic Stadium OAKA in Athens on Thursday after UEFA expressed concern following reports of the stadium swaying during a recent Champions League match. Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports Giorgos Vasiliadis ordered the investigation after UEFA informed stadium officials of a video circulated on social …

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Greece Football Federation fires national coach Skibbe, hires Anastasiadis

The Greek Football Federation (EPO)¬† fired German coach Michael Skibbe and replaced him with veteran Angelos Anastasiadis at the helm of the national team. SKibbe’s sacking was considered a must for the Greeks after the humiliating defeat to Finland ten days ago. “It was easy to understand our decision because …

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A modern Hercules: Nikos Politis pulls a 14.5-ton truck (video)

A modern Hercules. For Nikos Politis few things seem impossible. The young man from the island of Lefkada is certainly daring and loves to reach his own limits. After a his 70-meter Zulu Bungy in the Canal of Corinth two months ago, he took a new challenge: to pull a …

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Tsitsipas is ATP Champion in Stockholm open, first Greek ever

A moment Tennis rising start Stefanos Tsitsipas will not easily forget. The 20-year old won his first Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)¬† title in his career. He made made history at the 2018 Stockholm Open as the first Greek player to win on the ATP Tour. Tsitsipas won with a …

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Skibbe to go after Greece loses 2-0 to Finland in UEFA’s Nations League

Greece’s national football team lost to Finland 2-0 in Tampere Stadium on Monday night and coach Michael Skibbe finds himself just a step before seeking another job. Local media speak of “national humiliation,” blame the German coach for it and demand his replacement …yesterday. “Unfortunately we were not in the …

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Sykaris and Marinos conquer the “Spirit” of the Manaslu at 8,163m (videos)

Antonis Sykaris and Giorgos Marinos conquered the Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world. They brought with them Greek flags which they produly showed at a height of 8,163 meters. “>The two members of the Greek Mountaineers Association began their travel early September, they landed in Nepal and right …

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Greece to import foreign referees to keep its Super League matches under control

The FIFA has forced the Super League in Greece to import foreign referees in bid to control overzealous owners and unruly fans, writes ap. Under the FIFA-supervised ‘reforms’ enforced on Greek Football, a referee selection committee is headed by retired Portuguese referee Vitor Melo Pereira, along with two other overseas …

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