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Greek Silver Medalist Becomes Example of Sportsmanship at Paralympics

Greek athlete Athanasios Prodromou was heralded not only for his silver medal in the men's long jump event at the Tokyo Paralympics on Saturday, but also for his sportsmanship and fair play in helping an injured competitor. Prodomou's jump of...

Greek Boccia Team Wins Bronze at Tokyo Paralympics

The Greek boccia team won the bronze medal at the Tokyo Paralympics on Saturday in what is the tenth medal for the country during the Games in Japan. Boccia is a precision ball sport similar to bocce, and related to...

Greek Swimmer Takes Home Bronze Medal at Tokyo Paralympics

Greek swimmer Alexandra Stamatopoulou took home the bronze medal at the Tokyo Paralympics on Friday in the women's 50m backstroke swimming S4 event. Stamatopoulou, who has a rare neurological disorder called Stiff Person Syndrome, finished the race with a time...

Paralympic Sprinter Becomes Engaged on Track Minutes After Race

She missed the semifinals of her 200-meter race, but the day was a memorable one anyway for Paralympic sprinter Keula Nidreia Pereira Semedo of Cape Verde as she got engaged just minutes after she stopped running. After the women's 200-meter...

Greece Wins Another Medal in Shot Put at Tokyo Paralympics

Efstratios Nikolaidis, representing Greece in the Tokyo Paralympics, won the bronze medal in the shot put on Tuesday. The Greek athlete, who was fourth at both the London and Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games, took third place with 15.93 meters...

Greek Para Swimming Champion: Role Models More Than Likes, Followers

Greek para swimming champion Antonis Tsapatakis spoke about the influence social media has on society upon his return to Athens on Thursday.

Greek Boccia Champ Claims Another Gold Medal

Greek boccia player Grigoris Polychronidis has claimed gold at the sport's world championships in Liverpool, U.K. Polychronidis clinched top spot in Wednesday's final by beating South Korean opponent Von-Ho Geong in the BC3 ranking. The Paralympic sport is played in around 50...

Greek PM Criticized While Announcing That 5% Public Sector Jobs to be Filled by Disabled

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday that 15 percent of jobs in the public sector will be filled by persons with disabilities. He made this statement attending a special event to honor the members of the Greek mission...

Panagiotis Triantafyllou Wins Silver at Paralympics in Wheelchair Fencing Men's Individual Sabre

On Monday Greece clinched its eighth medal at the Rio Paralympics as Panagiotis Triantafyllou took silver in Wheelchair Fencing Men's Individual Sabre - Category B. Panagiotis fought for gold, in the end losing to Ukraine's Anton Datsko with a final...

Dreamy Start for Greece With Bronze and Gold Medals at Rio Paralympics

The Greek team at the 15th Paralympics in Rio got off to a great start on the first day on Thursday. Thanasis Konstantinidis broke three world records to win the gold medal in the F32 shot put final whereas his...