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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...

Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony 2012 To Be Broadcast Over the Internet

For the first time in Olympic Games history, the Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony will be broadcast live via the Internet. Until now, international state broadcasting companies showed the event. The ceremony, which defines the opening of the Olympic Games, will be...

London Olympics Organizers ‘Sink’ Trireme Olympias For Security Reasons

Τhe organizing committee of the London 2012 Olympic Games has announced its decision to not include the trireme “Olympias” spectacle in the opening ceremony on July 27. The vessel, which is a replica of the ancient Greek warship that took...

Greek Men's Water Polo Team Heads to Olympics After Defeating Canada

The men’s national water polo team will wave the Greek flag in the 2012 London Olympics this summer, earning its ticket to the event through a qualification tournament at the Kinsmen Sports Centre in Canada early Saturday. Greece defeated the...

Financial Times: Greece Must Participate in the 2012 Olympic Games Despite Funding Cuts

Financial Times are acutely criticizing the decision of SEGAS to suspend any operation to protest against cuts to its budget, thus jeopardizing Greece’s participation in track and field events at the London Olympics. “The funding crisis for the Greek team...

Short on Funds, Greek Athletic Federation Suspends Operations

Blaming deep cuts in government funding, Greece’s track and field federation has voted to stop operations, although the country still plans to send a full team to the Olympics in London later this year – at least for now....

"Imagine Peace" Olympic Truce Programme Presented by UK Ambassador to Athens

Presenting the "Imagine Peace" educational programme created within the framework of the Olympic Truce and in the run-up to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, British Ambassador to Athens Dr. David Landsman, on Wednesday, said that its central message...

Crisis Will Not Affect Greek Leg of Torch Relay

Greece has lined up enough sponsors to fully fund its leg of the Olympic torch relay in May despite the country's financial crisis. The relay will go through 40 towns and cities on a 1,800-mile journey before the flame is...

Trireme "Olympias" to be Displayed at 2012 London Olympic Games

The trireme "Olympias", a replica of the ancient warship that helped the ancient Greeks defeat the Persians in Salamis 2,500 years ago, is to go on display in London during the 2012 Olympic Games taking place in the city...

Greece Goes to London Olympics 2012 With Only Half a Team

It was a great global sporting event with an atmosphere of joy and aspiring hopes: the Athens Olympics of 2004 took Greece to the forefront of the world stage and its success beckoned a future of development for the...