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Greek Weightlifter Eleni Konstantinidi Wins Two Gold Medals at the European Championships

Weightlifter Eleni Konstantinidi won two gold medals for Greece on Friday at the European Championships taking place in Batumi, Georgia. The Greek athlete won a top spot with her clean and jerk in the 81 kilos category. It was the first...

Venezuela Denies Mystery Plane to Greece Was Smuggling Gold

The Venezuelan ambassador to Greece on Wednesday dismissed allegations that the plane which made an unexpected stop in Athens last Saturday was shipping gold out of the country. In an interview with the Greek daily newspaper "Efimerida ton Syntakton," Freddy...

Greek Police Bust Gold-Smuggling Ring

Greek police on Wednesday arrested fifty-nine people suspected of being involved in an international gold-smuggling operation. All the suspects were rounded up from the greater Athens area. After a long investigation, police believe that the suspects were stealing gold items and...

Australian Gold Thief Just Wanted a Greek Holiday

An Australian man who stole more than AUD$200,000 ($156,000) worth of gold from a remote mine in Western Australia said he wanted to use his ill-gotten gains to fund a family holiday to Greece. Joseph Andrew Cresp, 52, was working...

Shooter Anna Korakaki Does It Again! Gold In Bologna [video]

Anna Korakaki, Greece's Olympic shooter, received another Gold Medal at the ISSF World Cup in Bologna. This is the 20-year-olds first try at the particular organization where she shot from 25m range, in the same competition where she won...

Dreamy Start for Greece With Bronze and Gold Medals at Rio Paralympics

The Greek team at the 15th Paralympics in Rio got off to a great start on the first day on Thursday. Thanasis Konstantinidis broke three world records to win the gold medal in the F32 shot put final whereas his...

Greece's Men's Team Thrash Australia at Water Polo, 10-5

Greece recorded another win at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) men's Water Polo World League Super Final in Huizhou, China. The men's team beat Australia 10-5 (1-1, 3-1, 2-2, 4-1), climbing up the rankings tying with Serbia in the...

Greek Court Rules in Favor of Eldorado Gold

The Council of State, Greece's supreme court on administrative and environmental interest matters, has issued two court decisions in favor of Hellas Gold SA, Eldorado’s subsidiary in Greece, announced the company. Both decisions concern Hellas Gold’s rights to the use...

At Least 3 Million Greeks Go Treasure Hunting

At least 3 million Greeks go treasure hunting, while many of them are also gold prospectors. Naoussa in northern Greece is the "Mecca of gold prospectors." It is also the city where the first European Convention of Gold Prospectors took place, attracting...

How Much Gold Does Greece Have?

The World Gold Council published its latest report on the demand of gold and the quantities held by the 40 largest countries and institutions’ gold reserves. “Top-line demand was broadly neutral – down just 11t (1%) despite substantial underlying differences across...