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Greek Olympian Alexandros Nikolaidis Dies at 42

Greek Olympian and taekwondo champion Alexandros Nikolaidis has died at 42 after fighting a rare form of cancer for more than two years. In a...

Ancient Olympia Soil Sent to France for the Paris Olympic Games

Paris is in the final stretch for the 2024 Olympic Games, and, for symbolic reasons, French officials have turned to ancient Olympia, the birthplace...

The Ancient Greek Sanctuaries and Temples of Olympia

The sanctuaries and temples of ancient Olympia are some of the oldest and most important in all of Ancient Greece. Forming the backdrop to...

Delirious Olympiacos Fans Welcome Soccer Star Marcelo to Greece

More than twenty thousand Olympiacos fans showed up at their home ground in Piraeus on Monday to welcome Brazilian soccer star Marcelo Vieira da...

Greece Markets Famous Ancient Olympia Olive Oil

Citizens of the world can now enjoy a taste of Ancient Olympia, home to the Olympic Games, in the form of its olive oil. The...

Greece’s Chess Prodigy Wins Silver in Olympiad

Greece's chess prodigy, Nikolas Theodorou, won the silver medal in the chess Olympiad that took place in India earlier in August. Twenty-two-year-old Theodorou, who holds...

Greek Students Sweep Medals at the International Mathematical Olympiad

Six high school students from Greece excelled at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) that took place recently in Oslo, Norway winning five medals, namely...

Blindfolded Performance by American Teenage Musicians in Ancient Olympia

The Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Orchestra (CSYSA) stunned the audience in the opening event of the Ancient Olympia Festival of the Arts in the Peloponnese, Southern Greece.

Thousands of Olive Trees Donated to Restore Groves of Ancient Olympia

More than 130,000 olive saplings have been donated to farmers in the area surrounding Ancient Olympia in the northwest Peloponnese, replacing some of the...

Kyniska of Sparta, the First Female Olympian

Kyniska was a Spartan princess, she went down in history after becoming the first woman to win the Olympics of old.