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July 4, 2004: When Greece Stunned the World to Win Euro 2004

On July 4, 2004 Greece won Euro 2004, the primary European football competition, in one of the greatest shocks in the history of football.

Greece Wins Bronze at Water Polo World Championships

Greece won the bronze medal at the water polo FINA World Championships held in Hungary on Sunday after beating Croatia 9-7. Greece, which narrowly missed the final after losing to World Champions Italy on Friday 11-10, put up a stellar...

How a Greek Priest Made Giannis Antetokounmpo a Devout Christian

A Greek Orthodox priest in the Sepolia area of Athens who baptized Giannis Antetokounmpo together with his brother Alexandros on October 28, 2012, spoke recently about his relationship with the NBA star and his family. Antetokounmpo developed a special relationship...

Greece Triumphs Over USA in Water Polo World Championships

Greece's Water Polo National Team defeated Team USA 16-11 on Wednesday and qualified for the semifinals of the FINA World Championships that are held in Budapest, Hungary. The Greek team booked a much deserved spot in the semifinals for the...

Croatia, Germany Triumph at Beach Handball Championships in Greece

The 2022 IHF Beach Handball World Championships were decided this weekend in Crete. In a colorful spectacle at the Karteros Beach Sports Complex, Croatia’s talented men’s team and a well-oiled German women’s team rose to the occasion, snagging gold...

Stefanos Tsitsipas Wins Mallorca Championships

Stefanos Tsitsipas, the Greek tennis star, took home the trophy at the Mallorca Championships on Saturday after defeating Roberto Bautista Agut. Saturday's win provided the 23-year-old Greek player with a grass-court title just before Wimbledon starts on Monday. Tsitsipas defeated Spanish...

Nike: The Greek Goddess Who Inspired the Most Popular Sports Brand in the World

One of the most popular and recognized sports brands in the world Nike, inclunding the "swoosh" logo, was inspired by Niké, the Greek goddess of victory.

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.

Greece’s Astypalea Hosts Parkour’s Most Prestigious Competition

The island of Astypalea in Greece hosted the Red Bull Art of Motion 2022 this week which is regarded as the most daring parkour competition in the world. Sixteen international freerunners showcased gravity-defying stunts and tricks in the stunning setting...

Greek Freak Giannis Antetokounmpo Sends Message of Gender Equality

Greek basketball superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo sent a message of gender equality during the opening of his new store at the Athens International Airport on Friday. The "Greek Freak," who was born and raised in Athens and made it big in...

World Cup 2026 Host Cities Scattered Across North America

The men's World Cup is truly a global event, but all the action for the 2026 games will take place in sixteen cities in North America. In the US, eleven cities will host matches for the 2026 World Cup, including...

Greek Swimmers Win Big at World Para Swimming Championships

Greek swimmers Dimosthenis Michalentzakis, Alexandra Stamatopoulou, and Dimitris Karypidis won big at the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships in Madeira, Portugal on Wednesday. In total, Greek swimmers have taken home four medals since the beginning of the Championship, three of...

Greek American Anastasia Pagonis Wins Gold at World Para Games

Greek-American Paralympic phenom and social media star, Anastasia Pagonis, took home a gold medal Wednesday in her debut at the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships in Madeira, Portugal. The day's winners also included Greece's Dimosthenis Michalentzakis—men’s 100-meter freestyle—and Alexandra Stamatopoulou—women’s...

1987: The Year Greece Began Its Love Affair with Basketball

Basketball in Greece was mediocre until June 14, 1987, when the National Team won the EuroBasket and Greeks fell in love with the sport.

Greek Para Swimmer Antonios Tsapatakis Wins Gold At World Championships

Greek paralympic swimmer Antonios Tsapatakis won the gold medal on the opening day of the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships in Madeira, Portugal on Sunday. Tsapatakis won the 100-meter breaststroke race in 1:36.27 ahead of two Colombian athletes who finished...