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Rare Medal from First Modern Olympic Games in 1896 Sold at Auction

A medal awarded during the very first modern Olympic Games, held in Athens in 1896, was recently sold at auction for $65,625 (€55,375). The bronze medal was awarded to Georgios Tsitas, the runner up in the Greco-Roman wrestling event at...

Athens 2004: The Magical Night Greece Showcased its History and Culture to the World

On August 13, 2004 Athens and the whole of Greece showcased its ancient and modern history and culture to the entire world during the spectacular opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. It was a night that will live forever in...

New Dates for Tokyo Olympic Games 2021 Announced

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games' Organization Committee President Yoshiro Mori announced on Monday the new dates of the Olympic Games, which are now scheduled to take place in Japan next year. According to the new program of the games, the...

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Postponed for a Year As World Fights Coronavirus

The world's most iconic single event, the Olympic Games, which were supposed to have been held in Tokyo in the summer of 2020, will be postponed for one year in a move not seen since World War II, it was...

Japan Hints Tokyo Olympics May Have to be Postponed

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday this summer's Tokyo Olympics cannot be held under current circumstances due to the new coronavirus pandemic, suggesting for the first time that the Games may have to be postponed. "If I'm asked whether...

Gerard Butler Shouts ''This is Sparta!'' from Historic Greek City

Thousands of people gathered in Sparta, southern Greece on Friday morning to see Hollywood star Gerard Butler marching along the streets of the city as part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games torch relay. Butler is the actor who famously...

Actor Gerard Butler Announced as Sparta's Olympic Flame Torchbearer

Well-known Scottish actor Gerard Butler, who played the role of King Leonidas of Sparta in the movie "300," will return to Sparta, Greece for a series of events to celebrate the 2,500-year anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae. Among the other...

Tokyo 2020: Details of Olympic Flame Ceremonies in Greece Revealed

All the details concerning the Olympic Flame and Torch Relay Ceremonies, which will take place in Greece in March, were presented on Monday at a special informational event held at the Hellenic Olympic Committee in Athens. It was disclosed there...

Greek Champion Petrounias Ready to Fight for Tokyo Olympics Qualification

Greece's Olympic gymnastics champion in the still rings, Eleftherios Petrounias, is ready to fight the battle of his life to qualify for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan later this year. Petrounias uploaded two photographs to his personal Facebook page...