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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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Police arrests Greek hooligan over bloody soccer incidents

Greek police arrested a 43-year-old Panathinaikos FC fan, a hooligan already known to police from the past. The arrest warrant had been issued for his participation in the bloody incidents in New Philadelphia during which 29-year-old Michalis Katsouris was murdered. It is noted that the Panathinaikos fan was identified by …

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Greece’s measures against soccer fans violence; UEFA: “Violence is the cancer of football”

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that the associations of organized soccer clubs fans  will close and only one official association will remain open for each team and operate at each football club’s headquarters. The Greek PM made this announcement after a broad meeting  with the participation of UEFA President Aleksander …

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105 soccer fans ordered detained pending trial

All 105 soccer fans suspected of being involved in extensive clashes in the Greek capital that ended in the death of a 29-year-old AEK Athens supporter have been ordered to be detained pending their trial, authorities said Sunday. Three examining magistrates and two prosecutors questioned the detained fans in batches …

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104 football hooligans charged with gang membership, premeditated murder

Four felony charges and seven misdemeanor charges were read to each of 104 individuals, all of whom except one appeared before an Athens prosecutor on Wednesday for their involvement in bloody clashes between rival football club supporters in the Athens district of Nea Philadelphia on Monday night. Most of the …

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Flame of Hope for Special Olympic Games 2023 was lit in Athens (video)

The ‘Flame of Hope’ was lit on Wednesday and presented to officials and athletes of the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 in two separate special events, one at Zappeion Hall and another in the grounds of the German School of Athens. Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou was present in the …

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Half-Marathon to shut down roads in central Athens on Sunday

Roads will shut down in central Athens for the Athens Half-Marathon and two associated races organized by the city of Athens, from early in the morning to early afternoon on Sunday, March 19, 2023. The city is organizing the Half-Marathon along with a 5km Road Race and a Family Run …

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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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