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Match-fixing Trial Postponed Until November 7 as Courtroom Deemed too Small for 84 Defendants

The trial of the 84 people charged for being involved to a football match-fixing racket has been postponed until November 7 due to a lack of space in the courtroom. The affair concerns allegations that at least 40 matches...

Greek State Council Examines Legality of TV License Auction on Wednesday and Friday

The Greek State Council, the highest administrative court of the country, is set to convene on Wednesday and Friday to review the constitutionality of the recent competition that the government had carried out to limit the number of national...

State Minister Warns TV License Owners that Deal Can be Revoked

State Minister Nikos Pappas had a series of meetings with the owners of the four companies provisionally awarded television broadcasting licenses in last week's tender. The meetings began with ship owner Vangelis Marinakis, followed by one with construction firm...

TV Moguls Bring Pillows to Big Brother-Styled TV License Auction; 2 Drones Intercepted

Greece's left-wing SYRIZA government started an auction for four private television licenses in what a faction of the press has dubbed a "reality show" due to the fact that media chiefs are behind closed doors without cell phones or...

Kostas Manolas Moves to AC Roma for €15m

Kostas Manolas signed for AC Roma, a week before the end of the summer's transfer window to replace Mehdi Benatia who moves to Bayern Munich. Olympiacos, the young player's club till yesterday, will bank in €13m from the deal...

Fulham FC Continues With Mitroglou, Abidal Signs for Olympiacos (video)

Former Barcelona defender, Eric Abidal has signed for one year with Greek champions Olympiacos. Abidal, who played for Barcelona for six years from 2007, was first diagnosed with a liver tumor in March 2011 and a year later underwent...

Campaign for Appliance Recycling

The Appliance Recycling launched its new TV spot on Sept. 4 trying to get Greeks, who often throw their rubbish in recycling bins, to recycle their old appliances. "Be the example. Recycle your old electrical appliance," is the campaign slogan...

In Crisis, Greek Football Teams Prefer Greek Players

ATHENS – The Greek economic crisis and days of austerity are making even its Super League soccer teams cutting back, preferring to sign homegrown players instead of dealing out big bucks to foreign players who have failed to help...