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New Greek App 'Clean Thess'

Every day, the citizens of Thessaloniki, Greece, encounter ruined fountains, slogans painted on the walls of public buildings, broken water pipes and streets full of garbage. This is the scenery with which the citizens of Thessaloniki have become accustomed. Many...

Two More Medals for Greek Paralympic Athletes

Greece's Paralympic team has now won eight medals after Aristidis Makrodimitris gained a silver and Paschalis Stathelakos a bronze at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Swimmer Makrodimitris finished second in the 50-meter backstroke in the S2 final at 1:04:71 after...

Greece Defeats Portugal in Boccia; Wins Gold at London Paralympics

Greece’s Boccia team won Portugal with 4-1 and managed the Gold medal in the category Boccia Mixed Pairs in London Paralympics 2012. The team consists of Maria-Eleni Kordali, Nikolaos Pananos and Grigorios Polychronidis. The Greek pair of Nikolaos Pananos and...

Makrodimitris, Dimoglou, Taiganidis, Get Bronze in London Paralympics

Greek athletes won three bronze medals in London Paralympics 2012 on Monday. Swimmer Aristeidis Makrodimitris won the third place in Men’s 100m Free style Makrodimitris earned bronze after finishing third in the 100-meter freestyle S2 final on Monday, clocking...

Filaktos Takes 4th in Discus at London Paralympic Games

With a throw of 41.63 meters, a new personal record, Marinos Filaktos finished fourth in the discus at the London Paralympic Game, just missing a bronze medal. The athlete from Halkidona was only 1.18 meters behind the third-place finisher, Lezheng...

Paralympic Weightlifter Goudanis Wants to Make Greece Proud

The Greek Paralympic team departed to London on August 22 and said it would give its best effort, especially after Greece got only two bronze medals at the Olympics there last month, finishing 75th. Weightlifter Nikos Goudanis from Achaia is...

London Greeks Campaign: “F**k This, I’m Off to Greece”

The Greek community of London, trying to aid Greece during a crushing economic crisis, is using the publicity generated by the London 2012 Olympics as a springboard for a defiant, if slightly profane, campaign to promote their homeland abroad In...

Top 5 Olympic Closing Ceremony Traditions

The Olympic Closing Ceremony celebrates the games, the athletes, the host country, and the handover to the next host country. Olympic traditions during the Closing Ceremony honor the Games' past Greek heritage, the present host's culture, and the future...

London Olympics: Greek Women's Rowing Team Wins Bronze

Greek women's rowing team made Greeks proud again by getting the bronze on the eight day of the London Olympics . Christina Giatzitzidou and Alexandra Tsiavou tried hard and finished third in the women's LTW Double. The Greek women were the...

Ilias Iliadis Wins Bronze Olympic Medal in Judo

The Greek Olympic mission in London is celebrating its first medal won by Ilias Iliadis. in Judo. Iliadis won the bronze medal in the men’s 90 kg judo category just minutes earlier on Wednesday. The Greek Judoka defeated his Brazilian...