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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.

What Did Ancient Greek Athletes Eat? The Diet of the Olympians

Ancient athletes accomplished many astonishing feats of sport in antiquity. But what diet fueled these ancient athletes and Olympians?

Olympiacos Crowned Greek Soccer Champion for Record 47th Time

Olympiacos secured their Super League title in Greek soccer on Wednesday with a win against rivals PAOK at the Thessaloniki Toumba Stadium. The team from...

Global Initiative Launched to Replant Ancient Olympia’s Olive Trees

A new global initiative was recently launched to help restore the birthplace of the Olympic Games at Ancient Olympia, where 450,000 olive trees were destroyed...

Greece Partners with Microsoft to Digitally Preserve Ancient Olympia

Greece and Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced "Ancient Olympia: Common Grounds," a new collaboration to digitally preserve and restore ancient Olympia, the original home...

Greek Students Triumph in World Robotics Olympiad

The Greek national Robotics team recently won three medals in the Robotics Olympiad, held between June and September. The "First Global Challenge Team Greece" won...

Olympic Flame Begins Journey from Ancient Olympia to the Beijing Winter Games

The Olympic flame lighting ceremony took place in ancient Olympia on Monday ahead of the Beijing Winter Games, which will run from Feb. 4-20. At...

Olympiacos Football Star Semedo Arrested on Rape Allegation

Olympiacos defender Ruben Semedo, a Portuguese national, was arrested in Greece on Sunday night following a rape allegation filed by a teenager. The 17-year-old told...

Workshop of Pheidias in Ancient Olympia Restored

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has approved the restoration of the workshop of iconic ancient sculptor Pheidias in Ancient Olympia. Pheidias, who lived from approximately...

New Wildfires in Ancient Corinth, Central Evia, Ancient Olympia

New wildfires broke out in Ancient Corinth and Central Evia areas, while they continue to rage in ancient Olympia, as firefighters battle to contain the flames