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New Gymnastics Competition To Premier in Athens Next July

A new gymnastics competition called the ''World Outdoor Gymnastic Gala'' (WOGG), will premiere in Athens in the summer of 2019 at the Panathinaic Stadium. The iconic stadium, the venue of the first modern Olympic Games, will host the event starting on...

'Zorba the Greek' to be Revived at Panathenaic Stadium (video)

"Zorba the Greek" is to be brought to life again in a spectacular ballet performance by the dancers of the Sofia Opera Ballet, the National Opera Orchestra, and the Fon Musicalis Choir. Directed by Nikos Haliassas, it will take place...

Thousands of Athenians Pay Tribute to Greek Composer Vassilis Tsitsanis

It was a magical night on Wednesday as dozens of thousands of Athenians paid tribute to the music of Vassilis Tsitsanis, the emblematic composer of Greek popular music, in the  Panathenaic Stadium. The "Play, my Tsitsanis" tribute concert organized by...

AEK Basketball Triumph in "1968" Revived 50 Years Later (video)

On January 25th, a Greek sports legend is to be revived, 50 years after the event as "1968" tries to bring back the glorious night when AEK won the European Basketball Cup. The new Tassos Boulmetis film is inspired by...

Full Video: Magical Mikis Theodorakis Concert Makes History in Athens

An one-thousand-member choir directed by Panagis Barbatis and 50.000 spectators paid tribute to Greek legendary composer Mikis Theodorakis in Athens on Monday, June 19. It was already a magical summer night at the Panathinaic stadium before the largest ever assembled choir...

Olympic Marathon Runner Spyros Louis To Appear On New €2 Coin

The first modern-day Olympic Marathon winner at the 1896 Summer Olympics Spyros (Spyridon) Louis will be featured on around 750,000 new €2 coins that will be released later this fall issued by Greece. This marks the 75th anniversary of the athlete’s death, who...

Greek Marathon Suffers Heavy Blow Due to Crisis

Greece’s financial crisis has led to several cuts in various sectors. Now, the country’s financial turmoil has delivered another heavy blow, this time affecting the famous November Marathon run, an ancient Greek tradition that takes place in Athens every...