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Greek Olympians Sworn in as Military Officers in Grand Ceremony

A host of Greek Olympians, including multi-medal winning athletes Eleftherios Petrounias and Miltos Tentoglou, have been sworn in as military officers at a ceremony involving the Minister of National Defense Nikos Dendias. Which Greek Olympians were honored and sworn in...

Ancient Greek Martial Art ‘Pankration’ and Its Influence on MMA

Pankration was one of ancient Greece’s most revered sports in the same way that millions of people love MMA today. It was an embodiment of the ancient Greek ideal of excellence, which was known in Greek as "arete." This sport...

Ancient Greek Women Held Their Own Olympic Games

The ancient Heraean Games was a sporting event exclusively for women, in honor of the Greek goddess Hera done every four years.

New Giannis Antetokounmpo Documentary Now on Amazon Prime

A documentary on Amazon Prime Video today will feature the improbable story of Milwaukee Bucks basketball superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo from poverty in Athens to the heights of the NBA. The 1-hour, 48-minute documentary called Giannis: The Marvelous Journey was produced...

George Karlaftis Wins Second Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs

Greek-born George Karlaftis won his second Super Bowl in as many seasons as a defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs who beat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 on Sunday. The win cements the Chiefs' legacy as the NFL's next...

100-Year-Old Man Performs Dive in Doha World Aquatics Championships

A 100-year-old Iranian diver was met with torrents of support when he stepped up to the springboard at the World Aquatics Championships Diving Competition, to promote the 2024 World Aquatics Masters Championships. The Islamic Republic of Iran's Taghi Askar reportedly...

Giannis Antetokounmpo Among Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks came eighth on the list, published by Sportico, having been paid an estimated 88.4 million dollars in 2023 through a combination of salary and endorsements. The estimates concern the athletes' income during the 2023...

Paris 2024 Olympic Medals Feature the Parthenon and Eiffel Tower

The new Olympic medals for Paris 2024 are made of metal removed from the Eiffel Tower during renovation work in the twentieth century and feature, alongside an image of the historic French monument, a depiction of the Parthenon of...

Evangelia Platanioti Wins Silver at World Aquatics With Syrtaki Dance

Greek artistic swimmer Evangelia Platanioti has won silver in the 'solo free' category with her syrtaki dance at the World Aquatic Championships in Doha. While donning a blue and white swimsuit, artistic swimmer Evangelia Platanioti performed the syrtaki dance to...

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.

Greek Artistic Swimmer Evangelia Platanioti Wins Gold at World Championships

Greek artistic swimmer Evangelia Platanioti won the gold medal in the technical final of the World Aquatics Championships in Doha, Qatar on Saturday. The 29-year-old artistic swimmer gathered 272.9633 points leaving in second place Canada's Jacqueline Simoneau by 3.6866 points...

Ferrari Shares Surge by $7 Billion Amid Lewis Hamilton F1 Move

Ferrari’s share price soared more than 10 percent to hit a new record high on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday as news of Lewis Hamilton’s Formula 1 move broke. Having closed Wednesday’s trading with a share price of...

Sportsmen in Ancient Greece and Rome Were Celebrities, Won Grand Prizes, Toured and Even Unionized

Paid to play, travelling internationally and enjoying celebrity status: the lifestyle of a modern elite professional sportsperson, but also that of some elite sportsmen in ancient Greece and Rome. By Wray Vamplew Ancient Greeks lived in perhaps 1,000 autonomous communities stretching,...

The Greatest Free-Kick in Soccer History

On June 3, 1997, Brazil's Roberto Carlos stunned the world with the greatest free-kick in soccer history in a match against France. The free-kick was taken from 35 yards out. It looked like his rasping strike, hit at 136.7 kph...

Greek Women’s Water Polo Team Wins Bronze at European Championship

The Greek women's water polo team accomplished a remarkable feat by winning the bronze medal at the European Championship in Eindhoven. They defeated Italy, 7-6. This victory also ensured their participation in the Paris 2024 Olympics. The Journey the Greek...