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Greek Athletes Speak Out after Bekatorou Rape Allegation

More Greek athletes spoke out on sexual harassment after Olympic athlete and sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou opened up recently. The athlete said that when she was 21 she suffered a horrific assault by a much older person involved with her...

Greek Sailing Champion Shares Story About Sexual Assault

Greek sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou recently opened up about experiencing sexual assault as a young athlete while training in the hopes of competing in the Olympic Games. Known as an extremely skilled sailor, Bekatorou has dominated her peers in the...

Greek Athlete Breaks Guinness World Record

Greek athlete George Kotsimpos broke the Guinness World Record for the most hand-release pushups in one minute by completing an outstanding 64 pushups in one minute in December. He beat the previous record of 58 hand-release pushups in one minute...

Greek Olympic Sailing Champion Dies of Covid-19

Greek Olympic sailing champion Leonidas Pelekanakis died of Covid-19 on Thursday, aged 58, after an almost two-month battle with the illness. The athlete did not have any underlying health issues and had been taking part in open sea sailing events...

Greece in Water Polo Super Final

Greece is in the Water Polo World League Super Final after notching a 12-7 win against Montenegro on Sunday. It will get to the finals along with Montenegro and Italy  after they finished at the top of the standings in the...

Seeking Adventure on the Stunning Greek Mountain of Smolikas

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

Trump Supporters Breach U.S. Capitol Building

Trump supporters breached the Capitol on Wednesday as Congress was meeting to certify the Electoral College results for President-elect Joe Biden. There was confusion in the House chamber as the Capitol doors were locked and the debate over the electoral...

Greece's Acropolis Rally Returns to the World Rally Championship

The historic ''Acropolis Rally,'' Greece's most important rally competition, will very soon return to the World Rally Championship (WRC), after years of absence. The details of the Greek return were determined in a memorandum signed by Lefteris Avgenakis, Greece's Minister...

Hockey Game Keeps Greek-Canadian Family Tradition Alive

Back in 1977, four Greek-Canadian boys -- all cousins, and sons of Greek immigrants to Canada -- started a pickup game of hockey in a front yard on Hochelaga Street in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and began a tradition that...

George Zaharias and Babe Didrikson, the First Power Couple in the World of Sports

Theodore Vetoyanis (Greek: Θεόδωρος Βετογιάνης) was an American professional wrestler and sports promoter, known by his ring name of George Zaharias, and more popularly known as "The Crying Greek from Cripple Creek" during the 1930s. Although he was prominent enough...

Giannis Antetokounmpo Signs Record 5-Year, $228M Bucks Contract

Giannis Antetokounmpo has ended any speculation about his future after agreeing to a supermax extension with the Milwaukee Bucks. Antetokounmpo's agent, Alex Saratsis, told ESPN that it will be for the full five-year, $228 million supermax, including an opt-out after...

Antetokounmpo’s Girlfriend Sends Loving Goodbye to Greece

Mariah Riddlesprigger, a stunning athlete in her own right and the girlfriend of Milwaukee Bucks player Giannis Antetokounmpo, sent a moving goodbye to Greece, her boyfriend's birthplace, in an Instagram post on Wednesday. The young mother posted a picture with...

Mural Paying Tribute to Diego Maradona Appears in Thessaloniki

A Greek artist and football fan in the Kalamaria neighborhood of Thessaloniki has created a magnificent work of art in honor of the late Diego Maradona. The realistic mural, created on the wall of the local football ground, is another...

Jim Londos: The Humble Shepherd Who Conquered the Wrestling World

The story of Jim Londos, born Christos Theofilou, could be described as the archetypal story of Greek success in America.

When Diego Maradona "Turned" Olympiacos Twice

Football legend Diego Maradona, who passed away on Wednesday making the whole world mourn, had "joined" Greece's Olympiacos twice. Even if it was only for a few hours, the greatest football player in the world for many donned the red...