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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...

The Fascinating Past 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...

Swimmer Aris Grigoriadis Wins Gold Medal in Debrecen

Aris Grigoriadis excels in swimming. His career includes many medals and distinctions but every gold medal makes his compatriots proud. He managed to make an entire country smile, when they heard that the young athlete won the Gold Medal at the European...

Guardian: ‘Despite the Recession, Greeks Still Light the Olympic Flame’

"Despite the disintegration of their politics and economy, the Greeks can still light and nurture the Olympic flame," begins journalist Henry Porter of The Observer in his article, "The Greeks gave us the Olympics. Let them have their marbles." He comments...

Despite London-like Rain, Athens Hands Olympic Flame Over to UK

Despite the rainy weather, thousands of Athens' residents gathered at Panathenaiko Stadium on May 18 to celebrate the  handing over of the Olympic flame to London. The flame, symbolizing purity because it comes directly from the sun, has been carried...

Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony 2012 To Be Broadcast Over the Internet

For the first time in Olympic Games history, the Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony will be broadcast live via the Internet. Until now, international state broadcasting companies showed the event. The ceremony, which defines the opening of the Olympic Games, will be...

Myth of Olympic Athletes in Ancient Greece Not Getting Paid: Busted

A widely known urban sport legend concerning the Olympic Games depicts the ancient Greek athletes as complete amateurs that would receive no compensation for their achievements in the field. Research, however, has busted this myth and showed that competing in...

Greek Olympic Medalists Moved to London

Some renowned Greek Olympic champions have recently moved to the London Underground! Neither the 2012 Olympic Games that take place in London, nor the financial crisis have forced Pirros Dimas and Spyros Louis to immigrate. What's the reason then? The...

Ancient Olympia Exhibition Hosted at Berlin and Doha Museums

More than 500 Ancient Greek artifacts will be boarded on an airplane travelling to Berlin and Doha within the following two years to be included in the international oncoming exhibition “Olympia: Myth, Cult, Games”. The exhibition is planned to be...