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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Greece have withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics artistic swimming competitions after four of their athletes tested positive for COVID-19, the Greek Olympic Committee (HOC) said on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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Ntouskos wins Gold, first medal for Greece at Tokyo Olympics

Stefanos Ntouskos won the men’s single sculls and claimed the first medal and thus a Gold one for Greece at the Olympic Games of Tokyo. 24-year-old Ntouskos posted an Olympic best time to win the gold on Friday, as the final day of Olympic rowing got off to a roaring …

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Rowers Kyridou/Bourmpou qualify for the finals, break world record

Rowers Maria Kyridou Christina Bourmpou finished first in first semifinal at Sea Forest Waterway, Tokyo, on Wednesday. during the race they broke the world record with 6:48.70s. The New Zealand team reclaimed the world’s best time in the next race. Καταπληκτικές Μαρία Κυρίδου και Χριστίνα Μπούρμπου προκρίθηκαν πρώτες από τον …

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Greek top water sports athlete tested positive to Covid-19

for a Greek female water sports athlete the dream of the Olympic Games crashed on a Covid-19 test. The athlete currently in Athens was tested positive on Tuesday, a few hours before leaving for Tokyo, the Hellenic Olympic Committee announced. According to media, the 26-year-old athlete has very mild symptoms …

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Fiasco: State broadcaster misses live feed of Petrounias’ qualification performance

With a fantastic performance in the qualifying round of the Tokyo Olympics, the Lord of the Rings Lefteris Petrounias collected the highest score of all participants, 15,333,, leaving behind the Chinese, Lu Yang with 15,300 points. Too bad that Greeks sitting in front of their TVs did not have the …

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Greece leads athletes’ parade at opening ceremony in Tokyo Summer Olympics

Following a tradition as the homeland of Olympic Games Greece was the first country to enter the New National Stadium and lead the athletes’ parade  at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, at the Olympic Stadium, on July 23, 202 The Greek Lord of the Rings Eleftherios Petrounias …

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Giannis Antetokounmpo named NBA Most Valuable Player after leading Bucks to victory

Giannis Antetokounmpo has led the Milwaukee Bucks to their first NBA title since 1971 and was named was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player. on Tuesday. Powered by a masterpiece from the Greek Freak The Bucks won 105-98 over the visiting Phoenix Suns. With the victory, the Bucks clinched …

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Greece to open sports arenas to vaccinated spectators

Spectators may return to sports facilities to watch games as long as adults are vaccinated, the ratio of unvaccinated youth does not exceed 5%, and all wear masks without exception, Greece’s Sports Ministry said on Thursday. Adult spectators will be obliged to show a vaccination certificate when purchasing an electronic …

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Greek Basketball legend Vassilis Spanoulis retires at 38

Greek basketball legend Vassilis Spanoulis announced his decision to retire from the game at the age of 38, in a message posted on his official Instagram account on Saturday. The captain of the Olympiacos Piraeus basketball team said he decided to “hang up his boots” after a meeting with the …

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“Lord of the Rings” Lefteris Petrounias wins Gold in Doha, qualifies for Tokyo Olympic

Lefteris Petrounias, the phenomenal Greek athlete on gymnastics still rings, won gold at the 2021 Doha World Cup on Friday and qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games two years after a serious operation on his shoulder. Dubbed “The Lord of the Rings” for his achievements, Petrounias won gold with a …

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Maria Sakkari knocks out Kenin to reach maiden major quarter-final in French Open

Greek tennis star Maria Sakkari knocked out American fourth seed Sofia Kenin, the highest remaining women’s seed, from the French Open on Monday with a 6-1 6-3 thrashing to reach her maiden Grand Slam quarter-final.​ It is the first Greek female tennis player to reach this position in Roland Garros …

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