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RIO 2016: Katerina Stefanidi wins Gold in Women’s Pole Vault

Katerina Stefanidi wins Gold medal in women’s pole vault gold with a jump of 4.85 meters. The 26-year-old athlete is the new queen of pole vault. She has a personal best of 4.86 meters in the outdoor track and field, which she achieved in June of 2016 in Athens, as …

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Rio 2016: Mantis-Kagialis win Bronze in 470 Men’s Medal Race

Another medal for Greece in Rio summer Olympics: Panagiotis Mantis and Pavlos Kagialis won Bronze in the 470 Men’s Medal Race. It is the 8th Olympic Medal in the history of the Greek sailing. Congrats, Mantis – Kagialis! – We are proud of you! #Bronze for #GRE   in 470 Men’s …

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RIO 2016: Head of Irish Olympics arrested for alleged ticket touting inquiry

The Irish International Olympic Committee member Pat Hickey has been arrested in Rio as part of a police investigation into alleged ticketing touting, according to reports. The 71-year-old, who until last week sat on the IOC executive board, is also the head of the European Olympic Committees that organised last …

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UPD RIO 2016: Spyros Gianniotis wins Silver in 10k Marathon Swimming

Greece’s Aquaman Spyros Gianniotis won Silver Medal in 10 km Marathon Open Water Swimming. In an amazing close race, 36-year-old Greek “Aquaman” managed exactly the same time as Gold winner Dutch Ferry Weertman: 1:52:59:8 However,  the Gold-Silver difference was made in the photo-finish: Dutch Weertman hit the timing board first, …

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Rio 2016: Gold for Lefteris Petrounias in Rings – Artistic Gymnastics

Lefteris Petrounias won a Gold medal in Rio Olympics 2016. The 26-year-old athlete got 16000 points in rings. It is the second Gold Medal for Greece in Rio Olympic Games 2016. It is also the second Gold Medal in Rings in Olympics after twelve years. We are proud of you! …

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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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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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