Panathinaikos

Greek Basketball Giant Panathinaikos Up for Sale for 25 Million Euros

Panathinaikos, the most successful Greek basketball team ever, has been put up for sale by its owner, businessman Dimitris Giannakopoulos. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Giannakopoulos revealed that he will sell Panathinaikos for 25 million euros ($28.4 million),...

Olympiacos All But Secure Greek Soccer Title

Olympiacos closed in on a 45th Greek league title on Sunday with a 1-0 win at closest rivals PAOK Salonika. As the Greek Super League emerged from a three-month coronavirus shutdown, Olympiacos opened up a 17-point lead with nine games...

Resurgent Panathinaikos Stuns AEK in Athens Derby (Highlights)

Panathinaikos came back from 0-2 down against AEK to celebrate an improbable victory 3-2 for the Greek Super League at the Olympic stadium on Sunday. Goals from Michalis Bakakis and Nelson Oliveira put AEK in firm command of the match...

Pitino's Panathinaikos Win Greek Basketball's Best-of-Five Finals

Panathinaikos eased past Promitheas at the OAKA Indoor Hall on Friday, thrashing their visitors 111-77 to win the Basket League title with a 3-0 score in the best-of-five finals. For the Athens giants this was the 38th time in history...

US Coach Pitino Slams Greek Fans Smoking, Shooting Flares at Games

Rick Pitino, the coach of Greek team Panathinaikos, criticized fans earlier this week for smoking and lighting flares during games, according to the Associated Press. The coach says such behavior is disrespectful to players, who would simply like to play...

Businessman and Sports Club Owner Thanassis Giannakopoulos Dies at 88

  Greek businessman and former sports club owner Thanassis Giannakopoulos died on Tuesday morning at the age of 88. Giannakopoulos had been hospitalized recently in a private hospital, following a stroke. Giannakopoulos and his brother Pavlos were the owners of the giant...

Greek Derby Abandoned Due to Crowd Trouble

The Greek derby between Panathinaikos and Olympiacos at Athens Olympic Stadium was abandoned on Sunday due to unrest and violence in the crowd. In the middle of the second half, as their team was losing 1-0, Panathinaikos fans clashed with...

Olympiacos Defeats Rival Panathinaikos in Greek “Clasico” Derby (Video)

On Friday night, rival teams Olympiacos and Panathinaikos had a showdown in the Greek “Clasico” basketball derby. Olympiacos triumphed over the "Greens", with a 79-65 win. Olympiacos closed the first half of the game with a 16 point lead and...

Acclaimed NBA Coach Rick Pitino to Lead Panathinaikos

Acclaimed NBA and college basketball coach Rick Pitino has agreed to lead the Panathinaikos Basketball Club until the end of the season, according to an announcement on his Twitter page on Christmas Day. "Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! I want to...

Panathinaikos Will Face Olympiacos in Greek Cup Semifinals

In an official draw conducted by the Greek Basketball Association, Panathinaikos was chosen to face Olympiacos in the semifinals for the 2019 Greek Cup in Basketball. The draw took place at noon Monday in Athens. Panathinaikos will host the knock-out game in...