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Weightlifter Iakovidis Breaks Down at Olympics; Exposes Lack of Support by Greek State

Greek weightlifter Theodoros Iakovidis announced his retirement on Saturday after failing to qualify for the finals at the Tokyo Olympics.

Meet All the Athletes Representing Greece at the Tokyo Olympics

It is no surprise that Greece, the originator of the ancient Olympic Games, will have a strong presence at the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo.

PM Tsipras Saves Greece's Participation in European Games After Ticket Debacle

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras on Thursday saved the blushes of the country's athletics federation (SEGAS) by offering the official government jet to fly its athletes to Belarus for the European Games. Tsipras' intervention followed SEGAS' announcement earlier that Greek participation...

The Greek Sports Legends of the Greek Crisis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKuKsG9EBXk Some Greek athletes have defied all odds during the decade of Greece's financial crisis, rising to the world stage and becoming legends of sport. As the nation suffered from years of unprecedented austerity, violence and instability, this group of individuals...

The Bridge Experience, a Sports Event that Eliminates Distances

The Bridge experience, the first sports event that 'builds bridges' and eliminates the distances will be held on the Rio-Antirrio Bridge on 8 and 9 July. It is a two-day competition that includes a run and bicycle race and swimming....

The Athletes Behind Greece's 120 Years of Olympic Medals

Greece is the birthplace of the Olympics and ever since the revival of the Olympic Games in 1896, Greece has participated in all of the summer games up to this summer's Rio 2016. Let's take a look at some fun...

Anna Korakaki: the First Greek Athlete Winning 2 Olympic Medals Since 1912

Υ What Anna Korakaki achieved on Tuesday night in Rio, no other contemporary Greek athlete has managed before: To bring two Olympic medals to Greece in the same competition. The last time this happened was in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, when...

Olympic Games: Double Success for Greece in Rowing

Greek rowing athletes Aikaterini Nikolaidou and Sofia Asoumanaki are one of the teams that is most likely to win a place in the rowing finals at the Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro. The Greek team finished first in the...

How Greek Athletes Fared on the 3rd Day of Rio Olympics

The third day of the Greek athletes in the Rio Olympics started with a great performance of the men's water polo team that ended with a 9-9 draw against world champions Serbia. Despite a great start that found the Greeks...

2 Greek Athletes Banned from the Olympic Games for Doping

One day before the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games 2016, in Rio, Brazil, a Greek athlete was banned by the Hellenic National Council for Combating Doping. The swimmer had already travelled to Rio when she was informed that...