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Female Greek Football Player Excels in English Super League

Her name is Veatriki Sarri and she is the first and only Greek player in the Barclays FA Women's Super League. Playing football for Birmingham City, she hopes to be the catalyst for others to make the big move. Sarri...

Giannis Antetokounmpo Gets His First Championship Ring

Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brother Thanasis received the championship rings commemorating the Milwaukee Bucks' first NBA championship in 50 years on Tuesday night, ahead of their season opener against the Brooklyn Nets. The Bucks organization selected championship jeweler Jason of...

Greece Hands Over Olympic Flame to Beijing 2022 Organizers

Greece handed over the Olympic flame for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 to its organizers during a ceremony in the historic Panathenaic Stadium in Athens on Tuesday. The ceremony, which took place 24 hours after the lighting of the...

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 the ancient Temple of Hera, up to 30 priestesses or ‘Caryatids Kores’ performed a series...

Activists Opposing Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Arrested on Acropolis

Greek police detained on Sunday two activists who attempted to hang a banner against Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics from the scaffolding on the Acropolis. The women, 18-year-old Tibetan student Tsela Zoksang and 22-year-old exiled Hong Kong activist Joey Siu, both...

Naomi Osaka Celebrates 24th Birthday in Greece

Four-time Grand Slams singles champion Naomi Osaka has been traveling around the island of Mykonos in Greece to celebrate her 24 birthday, which was on Saturday. Osaka's much-needed trip to Greece comes after the tennis star announced that she would...

Stefanos Tsitsipas Gets His Own Adidas Shoe; Another First for Greek Tennis!

Tennis superstar Stefanos Tsitsipas revealed his new shoe collaboration with sportswear giant Adidas on Tuesday. Tsitsipas is currently at the Indian Wells tournament in California, but took time out of his schedule to promote his new tennis shoe created with...

Wreaths from Greece Presented for Boston Marathon Winners

The Consul General of Greece, Stratos Efthymiou, presented four golden olive branch wreaths for the Boston Marathon winners to the Boston Athletic Association. The wreaths were presented during the Boston Marathon Opening Ceremony and they will crown the winners of Monday's...

Saudi Arabian Investment Fund Buys Newcastle United for $400 Million

The Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF) acquired the Premier League's Newcastle United football club on Thursday. The sale has ushered in an unprecedented new era for one of England's foremost football clubs. While the sale marks the end of...

Seeking Adventure on the Stunning Greek Mountain of Smolikas

The Thing About Greece (TTAG), an organization dedicated to supporting sustainable outdoor adventures in Greece, organized a youth trip to the breathtaking heights of the Greek mountain Smolikas. The stunningly beautiful mountain, situated amongst the rugged natural beauty of Epirus...

Greek Paralympics Athlete with Amputation Climbs Mount Olympus

A Greek Paralympics athlete who came in sixth at the 2021 Tokyo Games, and who had a leg amputated years ago, became the first disabled person to successfully climb Mount Olympus last week. Nikos Papangelis, 23, had to have his leg amputated...

Disabled Greek Woman Achieves Assisted Skydive

Having conquered Mount Olympus, a young disabled Greek woman made her dream of an assisted airplane skydive come true on Saturday. With the assistance of a skydive trainer, Eleftheria Tosiou finally conquered the sky. Along with her mother, aunt, some...

Antetokounmpo Makes Major Real Estate Investment in Greece

During his summer vacation with his brothers, NBA champion Giannis Antetokounmpo made his first large investment in his native Greece. According to the Proto Thema newsweekly, Giannis bought two villas in the new Rolling Greens neighborhood of Costa Navarino, in...

Greek Club Signs South Korean Volleyball Players Accused of Bullying

The Greek club PAOK Salonika signed twin South Korean volleyball players Lee Jae-yeong and Lee Da-yeong, earlier this week. The twins have been banned by their former club and the Korean national team after accusations of bullying. The twins enjoyed...

Greek Goalkeeper Secures Monumental Champions League Upset

In just his second appearance in the Champions League, European football's top competition, Greek goalkeeper Giorgos Athanasiadis secured his Moldovan club, Sheriff Tiraspolis, a win in Madrid on Tuesday. That was the biggest upset in the history of the competition. It...