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Chinese Kids Sing the Olympic Anthem in Greek at Beijing Opening

A Chinese choir of 40 young children sang the Olympic Anthem in Greek during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing on Friday. The young kids -- who learned the Greek words in less than three months...

Greece Leads Opening Ceremony of Beijing Winter Olympic Games

Greece paraded first in the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games which started on Friday in the Chinese capital. The two athletes carrying the Greek national flag during the opening ceremony were Maria Danou, who will compete in...

The Story of Cheesecake Starts in Ancient Greece

Cheesecake is one of the most recognizable and popular desserts. You may assume its origins trace back to France or possibly Italy, as the fluffy cream cheesecake has become a staple of traditional bakeries. But cheesecake has a very different...

‘Shrine’ in Turkey Turns Out to be Tomb of Ancient Greek Boxer Diagoras

A 2,300-year-old tomb in southwest Turkey—once revered as a holy Islamic site—turns out to be the tomb of ancient Greek boxer Diagoras.

Greece Partners with Microsoft to Digitally Preserve Ancient Olympia

Greece and Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced "Ancient Olympia: Common Grounds," a new collaboration to digitally preserve and restore ancient Olympia, the original home of the Olympic games, using AI. This digital revival project allows viewers around the world to...

The Ancient Greek Weightlifter and the 316 Pound Rock

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

On This Day in 2004: The Opening Ceremony of the Athens Olympics

On this day in 2004, the Athens Olympics held its historic opening ceremony celebration. Athens had been chosen as the host site for the XXVIII Olympiad at the 106th IOC session in Lausanne, Switzerland on September 5, 1997. The games...

The Most Viral Moments of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics

The 2021 Tokyo Olympics have come to an end, but there was no shortage of viral moments prior to the closing ceremony on Sunday. 

Tokyo Olympics: Greece Wins Silver in Water Polo Final Against Serbia

Greece made history on Sunday during the water polo final, and despite losing 10-13 to Serbia, won its first silver Olympic medal in history.

Greek American Wrestler Helen Maroulis Wins Bronze in Tokyo

Greek American wrestler Helen Maroulis won a bronze medal for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.