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Greek Champion Ntouskos Named First Torchbearer for Paris 2024

Greece's Olympic Committee (HOC) announced that Stefanos Ntouskos will serve as the inaugural torchbearer for the Paris 2024 Olympics relay. Ntouskos is the Olympic gold medalist in the men's single sculls at the 2021 Tokyo Games. The lighting ceremony for...

The Awe-Inspiring Helmet of Ancient Greek Warrior Miltiades

The discovery of the helmet of Miltiades is one of the most important archaeological finds in history.

The Ancient Greek Weightlifter and the 316-Pound Rock

Ancient Greek weightlifter Bybon went down in history for the feat of lifting a 316-pound stone. In Ancient Greece, strength was greatly appreciated as a physical attribute. Weightlifting was common among ancient Greeks, since their culture celebrated strength. Soldiers trained...

The Ancient Greek Sanctuaries and Temples of Olympia

The sanctuaries and temples of ancient Olympia are some of the oldest and most important in all of Ancient Greece. Forming the backdrop to so much of Greek history, it is impossible to imagine Greece at all without Olympia,...

Date for 2024 Paris Olympic Games Flame Lighting Ceremony Revealed

On Friday, the Paris 2024 Olympic Games organizing committee announced that the Olympic Flame will be lit on April 16 next year. As per tradition, the flame will be lit at the ancient Greek site of Olympia where the games...

Hermes of Praxiteles Statue Remains a Timeless Symbol of Hellenism

The statue of Hermes and the Infant Dionysus supposedly created by Praxiteles is the epitome of the ideal image of youthful gods in Greek art

Doping in Ancient Greece

Doping in sports goes back to the first Olympic Games in ancient Greece. Banned substances were used by athletes to boost their performance.

The 18 UNESCO Heritage Monuments of Greece

Greece has 18 World Heritage Monuments in its territory according to UNESCO the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. World Heritage Sites are designated by UNESCO for having cultural, historical, scientific or other forms of significance. The sites are...

The Olympics as an Antidote to War in Ancient Greece

The Olympics was about much more than honoring Zeus or the winners of the games. It was an organized effort to help the Greeks get to know each other better, perhaps inspire them to work together at peace and...

Hermes of Praxiteles Statue a Timeless Symbol of Hellenism

The statue of Hermes and the Infant Dionysus was discovered on 1877 but its influential presence makes it a timeless piece of Hellenism.