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Olympic Flame Begins Journey from Ancient Olympia to the Beijing Winter Games

The Olympic flame lighting ceremony took place in ancient Olympia on Monday ahead of the Beijing Winter Games, which will run from Feb. 4-20. At the ancient Temple of Hera, up to 30 priestesses or ‘Caryatids Kores’ performed a series...

Greek Olympic Anthem to Open Tokyo Games

As the 2021 Tokyo Olympics open on Friday, the music of Spyridion Samaras and the lyrics of Kostis Palamas will be heard around the globe once again through the Olympic Anthem, which dates back to 1896. The hymn, also known...

Olympico Vision: Make Greece Permanent Home of the Olympics

The project "Olympico Vision" was launched less than a year ago with the intent to bring the Olympic Games back home to Greece -- permanently. On the eve of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, as the world watches, one woman is...

International Olympic Committee to Award President Pavlopoulos With Gold Olympic Order

President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos will be awarded the Gold Olympic Order medal for his great contributions to the Olympic movement, Olympic ideals and the Olympic legacy, it was recently announced. The award will be given to the...

Greece Regains Its Seat on International Olympic Committee

After four years of absence, Greece regained its representation on the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which appointed ten new members on Wednesday. Among them is the head of Greece's Olympic body, Spyros Capralos, who was elected by 60 votes out...

FYROM Listed as Macedonia on Rio 2016 Official Olympics Website

The Greek Olympic Committee is set to take action as the Rio 2016 Olympic website has made a serious blunder listing the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) as "Macedonia" on their official website. This mistake was made even after...

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...

Greek PM and IOC Bid Farewell to Nelson Mandela

The International Olympic Committee, IOC on its official twitter account, said farewell to the former leader of South Africa, Nelson Mandela by uploading a photo. The photo was “full” from Greece, as “Madiba” is depicted holding the torch of the...

London 2012 Olympics Torch Lit in Ancient Olympia

The London 2012 Olympics torch was kindled by the sun's rays in ancient Olympia on Thursday, sparking a relay that will culminate with the lighting of the Olympic stadium's cauldron at the Games opening ceremony on July 27. On a...