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1987: The Year Greeks Began Their Love Affair with the Orange Ball

Up until 1987, Greek basketball was as mediocre as Greek football usually is at a European level. Yet on June 14, 1987, something miraculous happened and Greeks began a love affair with the orange ball which has yet to...

Thessaloniki Mayor: We Should Change Name of 'Macedonia' Airport

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris has suggested that the city airport should no longer be called "Macedonia" because foreign visitors might confuse it with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia ’s main airport. Speaking at Monday's City Council meeting, the mayor...

Watch Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Spin a Ball [pics + video]

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was a top-rate volleyball player before he started showing an interest in student politics. A leg injury, however, caused him to nip his budding career in the bud. Nonetheless, he can still use a...

OAKA Basketball Stadium to be Renamed After Retired Basketball Player Nikos Galis

Deputy Minister of Athletics, Stavros Kontonis, announced the renaming of the Olympic Athletic Center of Athens (OAKA) basketball stadium to "Nikos Galis" -- one of Greece's greatest retired basketball players. "I would like to thank the State and its initiative. It's...

Retired Greek Basketball Superstar Honored in Sweden

Nikos Galis, one of the greatest Greek basketball players of all time, was announced an honorary member of the Greek team of Göteborg BC in Sweden. “As of today, I am a member of the Greek team of Sweden. I...

"Nick the Greek" in One of the Most Expensive Commercials on Greek TV

One of the most expensive commercials ever played on Greek TV was screened in 1988 after the Greek National Basketball Team had won the European Basketball Championship in 1987. All-time leading scorer in both career points scored and points per...