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Visiting Olympia, the Birthplace of the Ancient Olympics

Olympia was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games, which were celebrated every four years by the Greeks. Olympia is situated in a valley in Elis, in western Peloponnisos, through which runs the Alpheus River. It was not a...

Coe: “Greece Taught Us the True Olympic Atmosphere”

  LONDON - Former Olympic Gold medalist Sebastian Coe, who is directing the 2012 Olympics Games, said in an interview with the Ethnos tis Kyriakis Greek newspaper, that preparing for the world's biggest event was a challenge for the British...

Greek Yachtsman Sets Sails Without Olympic Medal

 LONDON - Greek yachtsman Byron Kokkalanis hoped to win a medal in the RSX competition at the London 2012 Olympics Games, but finished out of the running among the 10 entries on Aug. 7. He had been standing 5th...

Ancient Greek Olympics Airing Daily on Australian Radio

CANBERRA - Australian National Radio ABC is giving listeners a chance to hear about the ancient Greek Olympics as well as the London 2012 Games, with a daily show detailing the exploits of both. The word "Greece" is the...

‘Sports in Cyprus’ Event Held by London’s Hellenic Centre

The Hellenic Centre in London organizes many fascinating events, especially during this summer obviously since the British capital is hosting the Olympic Games. Occasioned by the Olympics, visitors to the British capital as well as Londoners will have the chance...

Greek Table Tennis Champion Panagiotis Gionis Disqualified from the Olympic Tournament

The Greek table tennis champion was unable to qualify to the next round of the table tennis Olympic tournament in London. The Greek champion played well but was unable to win the Japanese athlete Seigia Kisikaoua, his opponent and...

Day 1: The 12 Greek Athletes Competing in the Olympics Today

LONDON - The Greek Olympic team began its first day of competition on July 28 at the London 2012 Games with swimmers, rowers, bicyclists, gymnasts, and volleyball players in action. Greece was disappointed when Ioannis Drymonakos, making his comeback after eight...

IOC President Jacques Rogge Calls London Home of The Olympics; Forgets Greece

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge frustrated millions of Greeks around the world as he inaccurately called London "home of the Olympics," during his opening ceremony speech. Greece, the country that created the concept of the Olympic games more than 2,500 years ago, was not...

Was the Disqualification of Voula Papachristou from the Olympic Games Justified?

The incident of the disqualification of Greek champion Voula Papachristou form the Olympic Games of London due to a racist comment on twitter is part of a big conversation that has started in Greece after the recent national elections...

The History and Origins of the Olympic Games

The history and origins of the Olympic Games take us back into the past of Ancient Greece and the legends of the heroic athletes visiting the city of Olympia every four years to take part in one of the...