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Greek Olympic Athletes Salute Healthcare Workers Fighting Coronavirus

A host of Greek athletes, including Rio 2016 gold medalists Anna Korakaki, Eleftherios Petrounias and Katerina Stefanidi, joined the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) in praising healthcare workers who are helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Greece. Posted on...

Greek Olympic Team Received Aid from Fund for Developing Countries

Greek athletes received financial support from a fund allocated to athletes from developing countries said President of the Hellenic Olympic Academy, Isidoros Kouvelos. Kouvelos, who was chief of the Greek mission in the Rio Olympics, spoke to Parapolitika 90.1 radio...

Greek Athletes Find Rio Olympic Village 'Tragic'

The Greek athletes who have arrived at the Olympic village in Rio have complained that the accommodation conditions are "tragic." Specifically, the athletes and officials had to move to a higher floor because the original rooms allocated to them were...

Greece Goes to Rio Olympics with 92 Athletes

92 athletes will represent Greece in the Rio Olympics in August, according to the Hellenic Olympic Committee. Twenty seven athletes will compete on track, while in individual sports, 15 will be in swimming, nine in gymnastics, seven in sailing and six...

Olympic Run in Athens with the Participation of Refugee Children

The Hellenic Olympic Academy invites Greek and refugee children to an Olive Wreath Run on Wednesday, June 22 at 6:00 pm at Zappeion in Athens. The event takes place on the occasion of Olympic Day (June 23) and the World...

Underfunded Greek Athletes Have to Self-fund, Struggling to Get to Rio

Greek athletes are losing sleep over more than rigorous training schedules as they prepare for the Olympics in Rio. With virtually no funding and inadequate training facilities the economic crisis is taking its toll on the Olympic hopefuls. Gymnast Vasiliki...

Disabled Syrian Refugee Carries Olympic Torch in Greece

A 27-year-old disabled Syrian refugee received the Olympic flame on Tuesday at the Elaionas refugee camp in Athens. Ibrahim Al-Hussein received the torch by head of the Hellenic Olympic Committee Spyros Kapralos, thus representing tens of thousands of refugees in...

Greek World Champion Petrounias First Torchbearer for Rio Olympics

The Hellenic Olympic Committee announced that first Torchbearer in the Torch lighting ceremony for the "Rio 2016" Olympic Games will be World Champion Lefteris Petrounias. The World Champion in Men's Rings will receive the Olympic Light from the High Priestess,...

Refugee to Carry Olympic Torch to Camp in Greece

The torch relay for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will include a stop at a refugee camp in Athens, where a refugee will carry the torch. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach was in Athens on Thursday...

Hellenic Olympic Committee Asks Disqualified Athletes to Give Back €150 For Not Participating in the Olympics

Every Greece-based institution and individual is facing financial problems during the past few years but who would expect that the Hellenic Olympic Committee would ask the Greek disqualified athletes to give back money received in order to cover some...