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Two Greeks Set Guinness World Record for “Tandem Push-Ups”

Two Greek athletes George Kotsimpos and Apostolos Dervas completed forty-three consecutive sets of push-ups in tandem on December 21, 2022 in Heraklion, Crete in Greece. They thus set a new world record for "Most Consecutive Tandem Pushups." Kotsimpos had had...

Kyriakos Grizzly and the Greek Strongman Tradition

Kyriakos Kapakoulak Grizzly, a strongman from the northern Greek city of Kavala, has been making waves online for his feats of incredible strength. The Greek strongman has amassed a significantly large following on YouTube and social media in recent years,...

The First Ever Cheesecake Was Served to Ancient Greek Olympic Athletes

Cheesecake is one of the most recognizable and popular desserts. You may assume its origins trace back to France or possibly Italy, as the fluffy cream cheesecake has become a staple of traditional bakeries. But cheesecake has a very different...

Greece’s Stefanidi Becomes First Pole Vaulter to Win Four European Medals

Three-time Olympian Ekaterini (Katerina) Stefanidi won the silver medal for Greece at the European Athletics Championships in Munich on Wednesday.

Stefanos Tsitsipas Crowned Back-To-Back Monte Carlo Champion

Greek tennis sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas defended his title and won his second consecutive Monte Carlo Masters 1000 cup on Sunday, competing against Spanish player Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.  A day after comfortably defeating Alexander Zverev in the semifinals, Tsitsipas prevailed 6-3,...

Greece to Participate in the Beijing Olympic Games with Five Athletes

Five athletes who will represent Greece in the Beijing Winter Olympic Games scheduled to take place from February 4 to 20, 2022 departed from Athens on Sunday. There will be two athletes carrying the Greek national flag during the opening...

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...