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The Boston Marathon Winner Who Ran for Seven Million Hungry Greeks

"My son Stelios, you should always run, because we Greeks were born to run. This is how we managed to live for so many centuries." These were the words of Spiros Louis, the first modern Olympic Marathon winner to...

Greek Olympian Alexandros Nikolaidis Dies at 42

Greek Olympian and taekwondo champion Alexandros Nikolaidis has died at 42 after fighting a rare form of cancer for more than two years. In a moving message he wrote before he died that was released on Friday he explained how...

Greece’s Ntrismpioti Wins Second Gold at European Championships

Greek track athlete Antigoni Ntrismpioti won her second gold medal in race walking at the European Championships in Munich on Saturday. Ntrismpioti (pronounced "Drisbioti"), 38, had already won a gold in the women's 35km race walk on Tuesday and clinched her...

Runner Completes Grueling Five-Day Jungle Marathon, Saying “I Did It for Greece!”

A Greek athlete crossed the finish line of the grueling five-day Supermarathon in the tropical jungles of Costa Rica on Sunday, becoming the first Greek citizen to accomplish the feat of completing the "Coastal Challenge 2020." Marios Giannakou, from the...

Greek Gymnast Eleftherios Petrounias Wins Gold Medal in Rio (video)

Greek gymnast Eleftherios Petrounias won the gold medal in men's rings on August 15, in the Rio Olympic Games with a score of 16.000 points. He was closely followed by Brazilian Arthur Zanetti with a score of 15.766 in...

Greek Athlete Breaks Youth Indoor Pole Vault World Record

Greek athlete Emmanouil Karalis, 16, broke the world record in indoor pole vault in his age category during a sports event at Athens’ Peace and Friendship Stadium on Saturday, with 5.53 meters in his first attempt. With his jump, Karalis...

Retired Greek Athlete Piyi Devetzi May Lose Medals for Failed Doping Test

Retired Greek athlete Piyi Devetzi, who competed in the triple jump and long jump competition could lose her bronze and silver Olympic Games medals after failing a doping test. Segas, Greece’s track and field federation, was informed by IAAF, the...

33rd Athens Authentic Marathon Attracts Record Number of Participants

On the occasion of the 33rd Athens Authentic Marathon, a big celebration took place in Athens. The event that took place in the Greek capital attracted a record number of participants. The total number of entries this year reached 43,000 in...

Greek Man Achieves Diving World Record

Greek diver Stavros Kastrinakis broke the freediving with interchangeable weights world record on Sunday, November 1, going under at the deepest point of the Messinian Bay, Kalamata. The athlete dived to 146 meters and emerged at 3.6 seconds breaking the...

Olympic Marathon Runner Spyros Louis To Appear On New €2 Coin

The first modern-day Olympic Marathon winner at the 1896 Summer Olympics Spyros (Spyridon) Louis will be featured on around 750,000 new €2 coins that will be released later this fall issued by Greece. This marks the 75th anniversary of the athlete’s death, who...