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Bekatorou opens the bag of Aeolus on sexual abuse and harassment in Greek sports

Resignations and public outcry and prosecutor’s investigation as other athletes come out and speak up. With her revelations about being sexually abused by a high-ranking official of the Hellenic Sailing Federation, Olympic champion Sofia Bekatorou opened the bag of Aeolus about what is going on in the Greek sports world. …

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Olympics sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou speaks of being “sexually abused” by Federation official

Greek Olympics sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou has spoken about having been sexually abused at a young age by a senior official of the Hellenic Sailing Federation. The 43-year-old Gold metal winner broke her silence at an online conference titled “Start to Talk” organized by the Ministry of Sports in the …

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RIO 2016: Sailing champion Bekatorou, first female athlete to bear the flag in Greece’s Olympic history

Greek sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou was named Greece’s flag bearer for the upcoming 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games, the Hellenic Olympic Committee announced on Tuesday in Athens. With this decision, Bekatorou becomes the first female athlete in Greek Olympic history to have the honor of carrying the Greek national flag …

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SYRIZA removes EU candidate over comments on abused women

SYRIZA leader Stefanos Kasselakis has removed a journalist and TV panelist from the party’s list of candidates for the European elections after controversial statements regarding abused women. The removal came after an uproar not only by the society but also from other candidates and SYRIZa members. Candidate Dimitris Papanotas, a …

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Well-known actor in custody pending trial over rape charges

Well-known comedian, actor and director Petros Filippidis was detained and taken to prison following his testimony and the unanimous decision by the investigating magistrate and a prosecutor. They ruled that Petros Filippidis be detained for alleged acts of sexual assault against fellow actors, after his testimony before them on Tuesday, …

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Greece sets up #MeToo website, proceeds with penal code changes for minors’ protection

The Greek government has set up a #MeToo website where citizens can submit complaints get information on sexual harassment and abuse as well as power-based violence, actions taken against abusers and links where victims can seek help. The website metoogreece.gr will soon host announcements concerning initiatives designed to help people …

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Greek #MeToo: Actors Association submits file with double-digit complaints to prosecutors

The Greek Actors Association submitted to prosecuting authorities a file containing serious allegation of sexual abuse and harassment in the world of theater and movies. The reported cases are expected to expand prosecutors’ investigation into the so-called Greek #MeToo movement. According to media information, the submitted file contained double-digit cases. …

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Actors demand resignation of Culture Minister after arrest of ex National Theater director

Pressure is growing on Greece’s Culture Minister Lina Mendoni to resign in the aftermath of the arrest of the now former artistic director of the National Theater on multiple counts of rape including ones involving teenager boys. Call for resignation came also from a member of ruling New Democracy.is  also …

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Culture Minister moves against ex National Theater director over alleged sexual abuse cases

Greece’s Culture Minister Lina Mendoni submitted a complaint report-memo to the Prosecutor’s Office of the Supreme Court, requesting a full investigation into the alleged sexual abuse cases in the National Theater. The complaint is reportedly against the former Artistic Director of the National Theater Dimitris Lignadis and follows a storm …

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7:10 Greek women say they have been victim of sexual harassment or abuse

Seven out of ten Greek women have been victim of sexual harassment or abuse and the overwhelming majority believes that it is not easy for the victim to find justice, a nationwide survey has found. According to the survey conducted by Prorata between January 22-24 in a sample of 1,115 …

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Sports Minister suspends funding to Greek Sailing Federation amid probes

Deputy Minister of Sports Lefteris Avgenakis announced on Tuesday that he was suspending all funding to the Greek Sailing Federation and ordering an audit of its board members’ assets, as part of an investigation into allegations of sexual assault, mismanagement and corruption by senior officials. The suspension will last until …

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Students denounce sexual harassment by professors at Thessaloniki University

The rector of Thessaloniki’s Aristotle University (TAU), announced on Monday that he had informed prosecuting authorities about media reports in which three former students accused two retired professors of sexual harassment. “I have formally requested the intervention of Justice, in order for any such case concerning the University to be …

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Rio 2016: Greece leads Parade of Nations, Refugee Olympics Team cheered

Rio Olympics 2016 officially kicked off in Maracana Stadium with a four-hour long spectacle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sds7L_N4N6A The Greek Olympics Team opened the Parade of Nations . For the first time in the Greek Olympics history, a female athlete was holding the flag: Sofia Bekatorou, a sailing champion. Greece’s Team entrance – …

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