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Giannis Antetokounmpo named NBA’s Most Valuable Player

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo won the NBA award for the Most Valuable Player 2018-2019. Upon receiving the MVP Award, the “Greek Freak” gave an incredibly moving and emotional speech in his second language. The 24-year-old player thanked God, his family, his coach, the Bucks, the Greeks who stayed out …

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US parents increasingly name their babies “Giannis” after The Greek Freak

An increasingly number of parents in the US name their babies “Giannis” after the Greek Freak, the Bucks and NBA star Antetokounmpo. “There’s only one Giannis Antetokounmpo,” writes USToday adding that “But likely because of the NBA star, there are now plenty of Giannises.” According to baby name data released …

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Tsipras intervenes after SEGAS fails to find tickets for Greek athletes to European Games 2019 !!!

The Greek National Athletes Federation (SEGAS) failed to find tickets for the 15-member Greek team and their coaches to fly to the 2nd European Games 2019 in Minks, Belarus. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras intervened and made the prime minister’s state aircraft available so that the athletes do indeed participate in …

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Antetokounmpo donates basketball court in memory of Mati wildfire victims

Giannis Antetokounmpo made a gesture full of symbolism that proves his social sensibilities and the close relationship he maintains with Greece. The 24-year-old Greek Freak and Milwaukee Bucks star donated the construction of a baskeball court in Rafina, East Attica. the donation has been made in the memory of the victims …

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Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Rafael Nadal in Madrid Open semi-finals

Epic achievement. Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas beat world number two and five-time champion Rafael Nadal in his home country Spain in the semifinals of the Mutual Madrid Open. The 20-year-old Greek won with sets 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. The Greek tennis star had previously lost three times to the “King …

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Greece’s tennis stars Tsitsipas and Sakkari move up in ATP world ranking

Greece’s tennis stars Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari managed to win victories over the weekend in Estoril and Rabat and moved up to ATP world rankings. Stefanos Tsitsipas on Monday returned to No. 9 in the world in ATP’s weekly rankings after his victory on Sunday in Estoril. The 20-year …

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Olive branch wreaths from Greece to crown Boston Marathon winners

At the 36th Annual Wreath Ceremony, the Consul General of Greece, Stratos Efthymiou presented four olive branch wreaths to the Boston Athletic Association, which will be used to crown the winners of Monday’s 123rd running of the Boston Marathon. The wreaths are offered in the name of Stylianos Kyriakides a …

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Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron win ice dance championship in Tokyo

French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron completed a successful defense of their world title with a sparkling free routine in Japan on Saturday. Now four-time world champions, they made headlines for the wrong reasons at last year’s Winter Olympics after a wardrobe malfunction that left Papadakis overexposed during …

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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 🤗@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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