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London Bus is Traveling to UK to Promote Corfu Abroad

A traditional London double decker began its trip last Friday from Corfu to London. The red bus, covered in Corfiot posters will travel to the UK to promote the island's culture abroad. As is obvious, tourists as well as locals...

Greek, Russian and Luthuanian Basketball Teams Most Likely to Participate in London Olympics

Greece, Lithuania and Russia are the three national teams most likely to fly to London to take part in the 2012 London Olympic Games. During the past days, these teams have been in Caracas, Venezuela for the basketball tournament. Greece,...

Vardinoyannia Games in Crete Cancelled Due to Lack of Funds

Lack of funding puts a halter on yet again something beautiful. A sporting event long-expected in Crete will eventually not take place because crisis-hit Greece won’t and can’t afford it. The organization was suspended until further notice. The saddest...

Greek Olympic Committee President Allegedly Involved in London 2012 Tickets Scandal

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to conduct a thorough investigation into the case of Olympic officials selling thousands of tickets to the London Olympics 2012 events on the black market. According to the UK newspaper Sunday Times, officials...

Greek Athletes Have Secured Participation in 20 Sports at the London 2012 Olympics

96 Greek athletes have already secured their participation in 20 sports event out of 36 at the London 2012 Olympic Games beginning in July. More specifically, our Greek champions will compete in athletics, sailing, swimming, gymnastics, judo, rowing, taekwondo, cycling,...

Yiannis Polykandriotis’ Music School to Lead Pre-Olympic Parade

The Music School of Greek Diaspora Yiannis Polykandriotis, of the famous homonymous bouzouki maestro, has been selected to lead the parade for the “One Month Counting to the London Olympics 2012,’’ playing Greek music at Waltham Cross EN8 7LF on June 23....

Despite London-like Rain, Athens Hands Olympic Flame Over to UK

Despite the rainy weather, thousands of Athens' residents gathered at Panathenaiko Stadium on May 18 to celebrate the  handing over of the Olympic flame to London. The flame, symbolizing purity because it comes directly from the sun, has been carried...

David Beckham to Join Olympic Flame Ceremony in Athens

Internationally recognized British soccer player David Beckham will take part in the handover ceremony of the Olympic Flame to be held on May 17 at the Panathenaic Stadium of Athens. According to the official announcement published on the London 2012...

Northern Greece Embraces Olympic Flame for London Games, Next Stop Being Greek-Turkish Borders

Northern Greece embraced the Olympic Flame Sunday that burns for the 2012 London Games on the fourth day of the Torch Relay that will continue Monday towards the Greek-Turkish borders. Starting from the city of Ioannina in the western part...

Olympic Flame Reaches Chania

The Venetian port of Chania greeted the Olympic Flame. The flame relay will travel to London on July 27, heralding the 2012 Olympic Games. But people participating in the Olympic flame relay, lit in ancient Olympia, still have many stations...