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Rare Medal from First Modern Olympic Games in 1896 Sold at Auction

A medal awarded during the very first modern Olympic Games, held in Athens in 1896, was recently sold at auction for $65,625 (€55,375). The bronze medal was awarded to Georgios Tsitas, the runner up in the Greco-Roman wrestling event at...

PAOK Dump Benfica Out of Champions League Qualifying

PAOK eliminated Benfica to reach the Champions League playoffs with a 2-1 triumph in Thessaloniki on Tuesday. Benfica missed a string of chances against PAOK in a one-sided first half as they enjoyed 72% of possession. They were punished after the...

Marathon Swim Recreated After 2,500 Years in Greece

Exactly 2,500 years after it first happened, the epic marathon swim by Hydna and her father Scyllis, in 480 BC, was replicated recently by three members of the Underwater Survey Team, representing the School of Rural and Surveying Engineering...

Olympiacos Completes Domestic Double by Winning the Greek Cup

Greek champion Olympiacos completed the double by beating AEK 1-0 and lifting the Greek Cup on Saturday night at the Panthessaliko Stadium of Volos. Lazar Randjelovic scored the only goal of the game with just nine minutes on the clock. In...

Greek Youngsters Grab Five Medals in European Rowing Championships

The Greek team came away with two gold, one silver and two bronze medals at the European Under 23 Rowing Championships held in Duisberg, Germany on Sunday. Anneta Kyridou and Evangelia Anastasiadou won gold in the women's skiff event and...

Hard-Fought Win for Greece at Kosovo for the UEFA Nations League

The Greek National Team returned to winning ways in Kosovo, defeating the home side 2-1 on Sunday in round two of the 2020/2021 UEFA Nations League. With barely two minutes on the clock Kostas Fortounis sliced the ball across the...

Maria Sakkari Cruises to Fourth Round of US Open

Greek tennis champion Maria Sakkari cruised over No.22 seed Amanda Anisimova after only 55 minutes to book a place in the fourth round of the US Open. The No.15 seed won in rapid fashion by 6-3, 6-1 and became the...

Liverpool New Greek Signing Kostas Tsimikas Tests Positive for Covid-19

Greek National Team defense player Kostas Tsimikas has tested positive for Covid-19 just hours before the squad was about to leave Slovenian capital Ljubljana for Kosovo for the second match of the UEFA Nations League on Sunday. Tsimikas, who recently...

Greece in Goalless Draw Against Slovenia

The Greek National team on Thursday dropped two points against Slovenia after a disappointing game that ended goalless in the first round of the UEFA Nations League. The game held in Ljubljana was an eye-sore with few chance for either...

Maria Sakkari Rallies From One Set Down to Advance to Round 3 of US Open

Greek tennis champion Maria Sakkari came back from a set down against unseeded Bernarda Pera, a Croatian-born American, to win 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 and advance to the third round of the US Open tennis championship on Thursday. The No. 15...

Stefanos Tsitsipas Cruises Into Third Round of US Open

Greek tennis champion Stefanos Tsitsipas eliminated wild card Maxime Cressy 7-6(2), 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday to reach the third round of a Grand Slam for the fifth time. He had only won one US Open match entering this year’s event....

Milwaukee Bucks Lead NBA Boycott in Solidarity with Jacob Blake

The Milwaukee Bucks never came out on the court to play against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday for Game 5 of their seven-game first-round playoff series, protesting Sunday's  shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Bucks' decision...

Manchester Utd Captain Slams Greek Court's 21-Month Jail Sentence

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire said that "the truth cannot be hidden" after he was sentenced to 21 months in jail by a Greek court on Tuesday. At the same time, his partner accused Greek authorities of lying in...

Antetokounmpo Puzzled as Shaq Tries to Congratulate him in Greek

Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Greek Freak, was awarded the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award for 2019-20. The Greek player for the Milwaukee Bucks looked confused as Shaq, former NBA star and sports commentator, attempted to congratulate him in...

Maria Sakkari Beats Serena Williams and Advances on Western & Southern Open

Maria Sakkari pulled off one of the biggest wins of her blossoming career on Tuesday night, beating the third-seeded Serena Williams in the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. The Greek champion won with 2-1 sets (5-7, 7-6, 6-1), appearing...