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Ten minors arrested after clashes erupt in high school soccer championship in Thessaloniki

Seventeen high school students were brought to the Prosecutors’ office in Thessaloniki on Thursday, a day after a school championship match in Triandria turned into a battle field. The arrested are aged 16-19 with ten of them to be minors. According to local media, a group of non-students stormed in …

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FIFA threatens Greece with expulsion if no purge action in Greek soccer

Greece could be expelled from international soccer competitions because of widespread violence, a FIFA representative said Wednesday during the visit of a FIFA delegation in Athens. Herbert Huebel said a series of incidents, culminating with a gun-toting club owner running onto the field to protest a disallowed goal, are “unacceptable.” …

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PAOK owner Savvidis apologizes for Sunday incident, sports prosecutor investigates

PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis uploaded an apology statement on the website of PAOK FC on Tuesday. “I wish to apologize to all PAOK supporters, Greek fans and the international football community,” Savvidis writes. ” I feel sorry for what happened. I had absolutely no right to enter the pitch the …

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“Football Grexit is not of concern for us,” says Greece’s Sports Minister

“Football Grexit is not of concern for us,” deputy Culture & Sports Minister Giorgos Vasiliadis said on Tuesday as FIFA and UEFA have called for extraordinary meetings on Greece’s Football  on Wednesday. FIFA has threatened to ban Greece from world football after the domestic league was suspended following PAOK chairman …

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Greece “indefinitely suspends” Super League, arrest warrant against PAOK owner

The Greek government decided on Monday to indefinitely suspend the Super League after PAOK FC president Ivan Savvidis entered the pitch armed with a gun on Sunday during a match against AEK FC. Police has issued an arrest warrant for Savvidis and four more persons. “We decided to suspend the …

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PAOK president Savvidis takes gun into the pitch in derby against AEK

PAOK president Ivan Savvidis invaded the pitch with a gun on his belt to remonstrate with the referee. Greek Superleague derby match PAOK vs AEK was suspended after the unprecedented invasion. Fearful AEK Athens players dashed back into their changing rooms, while PAOK players remained staunchly on the pitch arguing. …

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UPD Big rescue operation underway after climber accident in Mt Olympus

A big rescue operation has been going on since Saturday morning to save a woman who has been injured in area Stephani in Mount Olympus. The health condition of the 35-year-old woman from FYROM (Skopje) is considered as serious. According to a statement, the Greek Rescue Team was informed about …

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Hundreds flock to bid Farewell to legendary Dutch coach Eugene Gerards

Hundreds of people flocked to Ellia village on the island of Crete to say Farewell to legendary OFI  Dutch coach Eugene Gerards. One of  the greatest managers of the Greek football passed away on January 2nd at the age of 77 after a long illness. “We’ll never forget you, Dutch! …

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30-year-old Snowboarder dies in rare Vasilitsa avalanche

A 30-year-old snowboarder died in the hospital of Grevena early Friday afternoon, despite doctors’ efforts to bring him back to life. An avalanche in Vasilitsa ski center had swept him away and threw him at a tree where he reportedly suffered serious injuries. The young man was transferred to the …

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Ex HFF chief Gagatsis charged for misusing UEFA donations to pay bonus to Rehhagel

A Greek prosecutor has brought criminal charges against the former president of the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO), Vassilis Gagatsis, for alleged breach of duty over the handling of a UEFA donation in 2008.  According to the charges Gagatsis misused one million CHF in UEFA donations to pay a bonus to …

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Mark Fuhrmann concludes kayak Peace Journey in Athens after paddling solo all the way from Norway

60-year-old Canadian man, Mark Fuhrmann, arrived at the port of Piraeus in Greece on Tuesday after having kayaked alone from Oslo, Norway in order to promote a campaign that rewards acts of peace, kindness and humanity. Mark Fuhrmann, a hobby kayaker from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and who now lives …

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Kalelei wins 35. Athens Marathon, two Greeks among the top 10

Kenya’s Samuel Kalalei finished in the first place at the 35th Athens Marathon at Panathenaikon stadium in Athens, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. Kalalei has won the Athens Marathon, beating compatriot Milton Rotich by just over two minutes. Samuel Kalalei broke away from the pre-race favorite Rotich after the 35-kilometer mark …

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35. Athens Marathon 2017 registers record participation of Runners and Volunteers

A record number of more than 51,000 runners will compete in various running events on Sunday when the 35. Athens Marathon 2017 is taking place. 18,500 of registered participants will run the classic marathon distance of 42,195 meters, from Marathon to Athens. In addition to the classic marathon race, there …

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Olympic Flame for Pyeong Chang Olympics was lit in ancient Olympia (videos, picts)

The flame for the Pyeong Chang Olympics was lit at the birthplace of the ancient Olympics on Tuesday, despite a brief cloudburst that disrupted the sun-reliant ceremony. It launched a long torch relay that will culminate with the Winter Games Opening Ceremony on Feb. 9. Using fire kept from a …

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Pole Vault champion Katerina Stefanidi named European Female Athlete of 2017

Greece’s Golden Girl, world pole vault champion Aikaterini Stefanidi was named 2017 European Athletes of the Year at the Golden Tracks award ceremony in Vilnius, Lithuania on Saturday  evening. Stefanidi is the first Greek athlete to lift the accolade. Stefanidi in Rio Reigning European and Olympic champion Stefanidi, 27, asserted …

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Massive blow to Panathinaikos FC after owner Alafouzos announces his departure

Panathinaikos owner Yiannis Alafouzos announced on Thursday he is leaving the club and is asking for any wealthy members of the Greens’ fan base to take over in this difficult moment for the biggest soccer club in Greece’s capital. The 60-year-old shipping and media magnate, the club’s major shareholder, has …

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War of words as Greek Federation accuses Bucks, NBA of staging Antetokounmpo’s absence

Greece’s basketball federation accused the Milwaukee Bucks and the NBA of hatching a plan to prevent Giannis Antetokounmpo on Saturday from playing in the European championship. NBA and Bucks dismissed the Greek claims as “false”. A war of words is in full development. About an hour after Antetokounmpo posted on …

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