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Ancient Greek Athletes Who Defined the Olympic Games

Ancient Greek Olympians left their mark on history, with many of their accomplishments recorded by the greatest historians of the times.

Tokyo Olympics: Greek Athletes Make it to Long Jump, Pole Vault Finals

Greek athletes Miltos Tentoglou and Manolis Karalis have made it to the final round of the long jump and pole vault events, respectively, at the Tokyo Olympics. Tentoglou qualified for the finals in the long jump event on Saturday. The...

Greek Athlete Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Out of Tokyo Olympics

Greek athlete Evangelia Platanioti has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Greek Athlete Carries Disabled Woman on his Back to the Top of Mount Olympus

Long-distance runner Marios Giannakou completed the race of his life on Monday as he climbed to the summit of Mount Olympus carrying the disabled Eleftheria Tosiou on his back. "There is nothing more real than the dream," Giannakou wrote on...

Greek Athlete to Carry Disabled Woman on his Back to the Top of Mount Olympus

Long-distance runner Marios Giannakou is preparing for the race of his life as he is to climb Mount Olympus carrying on his back the disabled Eleftheria. The athlete from Drama who has crossed 270 kilometers (168 miles) in the hot...

Greek Athlete Spiros Gianniotis to be Inducted Into Swimming Hall of Fame in 2020

The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame announced on Saturday that Greek swimmer Spiros Gianniotis will be inducted into the Swimming Hall of Fame in 2020. Gianniotis will become the second Greek swimmer to be a member of the Hall...

Greek Athletes Return Triumphant From Abu Dhabi Special Olympics

The 92-member team representing Greece at the Special Olympics held in Abu Dhabi last week returned to Greece on Monday full of pride, joy and emotion -- and loaded down with 64 medals. Greek officials welcomed the team at the...

Three Greek Athletes Fight for Gold in European Pole Vault Final

Katerina Stefanidi (pictured), Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou and Eleni Polak advanced to the women's pole vault final at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin to take place on Thursday. Thursday night will be a great evening for Greek athletics as the three women are...

Greek Athlete Splits Gold in High-Jump Thriller (video)

A Greek athlete has clinched a joint gold in the men's high jump at the IAFF World U20 Championship. Antonios Merlos, 19, and Mexico’s Roberto Vilches both jumped 2.23 meters on their first attempts at the event in Tampere, Finland. Although...

EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Greek Athlete Aiming for his Fifth Olympiad

He may not be a household name but Greek table-tennis player Panagiotis Gionis strives to achieve something only a handful of athletes have achieved in their careers by participating in his fifth Olympiad. Speaking to the Greek Reporter Gionis, born...

Antetokounmpo: Signs $100ml Deal With Milwaukee Bucks to Become Highest Paid Greek Athlete

Greece’s Giannis Antetokounmpo has signed a contract extension with Wisconsin's Milwaukee Bucks for $100 million, making him the highest paid Greek Athlete, sources have reported. According to the AP, sources familiar with the situation have commented that the deal details...

Ten Greek Athletes to Represent Greece in Rio Paralympics First Day

Ten athletes will represent Greece in the first day, Thursday, of the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Chrysoula Antoniadou, Semicha Rizaoglou and Alexandra Stamatopoulou will represent the white and blue in 100m freestyle swimming. Nikos Gonios, Dimitrios...

Anna Korakaki: the First Greek Athlete Winning 2 Olympic Medals Since 1912

Υ What Anna Korakaki achieved on Tuesday night in Rio, no other contemporary Greek athlete has managed before: To bring two Olympic medals to Greece in the same competition. The last time this happened was in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, when...

How Greek Athletes Fared on the 3rd Day of Rio Olympics

The third day of the Greek athletes in the Rio Olympics started with a great performance of the men's water polo team that ended with a 9-9 draw against world champions Serbia. Despite a great start that found the Greeks...

Greek Athletes Competing Under Different Flags in Rio Olympics

A total of 13 athletes of Greek descent who were forced to emigrate for different reasons are competing under their new, adopted flags in the Rio Olympics, according to a Kathimerini newspaper report. Some of them were born in their...