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Thrilled French tourists celebrate Mundial victory on Sifnos (video)

Just seconds after the referee signaled the end of  World Cup Final on Sunday, thrilled French tourists jumped into the sea at Kamares port of the island of Sifnos. 4:2 against Croatia and the Golden Trophy of Mundial were reasons enough to set the French tourists in excitement. And not …

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Turkey water polo team humiliated after unprecedented defeat to Greece

Turkey lost 27:1 against Greece in the first match of the 2018 Men’s European Water Polo Championship in Barcelona on July 16.  The defeat prompted a social media storm created by angry and sarcastic Turkish fans who humiliated their national team. “Do they really know how to swim?” one Turkish …

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Three Russian wrestlers denied entry visas to Greece for European Sambo Championship 2018

Three Russian wrestlers were denied visas to enter Greece for taking part in the 2018 European Sambo Championship this week, Alexander Konakov, the head coach of the Russian national sambo team, told TASS on Wednesday. The International Sambo Federation will launch its own probe into the incident, the organization’s president …

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Lefkada: Austrian tourist, 57, dies in hang-gliding accident

A 57-year-old Austrian national died after a hang-gliding accident on the island of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea. The man reportedly passed away before an helicopter of the Greek Air Force arrived to his rescue. The man was trapped in a steep and rocky slope above the beach Kathisma in …

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UEFA bans Panathinaikos FC from European competition

Greek giants Panathinaikos have been banned from European competition for three years by UEFA for failing to pay their debts, European football’s governing body announced on Tuesday. The club were handed a suspended sentence in December and given until March 1 to settle their unpaid bills, but failed to do …

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French national loses life in paragliding accident by Nafplio

A 55-year-old French national lost his life after a paragliding accident in Koliaki by Nafplio, East Peloponnese. The man reportedly fell from a high height and suffered multiple injuries. He died before being transferred to a hospital. According to local media stalanews, the paraglide fell into an inaccessible area. Two …

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PAOK owner banned 3 years, FC docked points over gun & violence incident

The owner of Greek soccer club PAOK Thessaloniki has been banned for three years for his part in violence that occurred during a match against AEK FC, including running onto the field with a holstered pistol on his hip. PAOK FC owner Ivan Savvidis, a powerful Russian-Greek businessman, was also …

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Huebel recommends to FIFA exclusion of Greek Football from international competitions

The Austrian President of the Monitoring Committee of the International Football Federation FIFA, Herbert Huebel, has recommended the exclusion of Greek football from international competitions without suspension or grace time, not only for football clubs but also for national teams. Greek state-run news agency amna, notes that “Huebel was apparently …

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Olympiakos FC owner Marinakis cleared of match-fixing charges

Nottingham Forest and Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis has been cleared of forming a match-fixing ring in Greece by the country’s Supreme Court, but may still face a bribery charge. Greek media report the bribery allegations relating to match manipulation have been referred to a judicial council to determine whether or …

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Greek football league to resume over weekend, officials say

Greece’s top-flight football will resume on Saturday after being suspended for nearly three weeks after a pistol-wearing club owner challenged a referee, officials told Greek media on Monday. The 16 members of board of directors of Greece’s Super League unanimously accepted the terms and conditions of Deputy Sports Minister, Giorgos …

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New Democracy expels member for saying PAOK supporters are “Bulgarians”

New Democracy expelled Elli Papaggeli on Tuesday morning after the model and member of ND Youth organization ONNED claimed in a controversial post n her social media account that PAOK supporters were “Bulgarians.” The ND branch in Thessaloniki said in a statement that “such divisive statements affect all Greeks and …

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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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