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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...

Greece Ups National Sports Budget

Following blistering complaints from athletes and sports federation leaders that budget cuts had decimated Greece's sports program, the government has promised to put up another 11 million euros ($14.4 million) to keep the organizations from shutting down. Some of the...

Greek Olympic Chief Denies He Sold London Games Tickets

ATHENS – Greek Olympic Committee President Spyros Capralos has denied reports that he obtained extra tickets for the 2012 games in London to re-sell on the black market, although he was caught on camera allegedly boasting about the scheme....