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Pyrros Dimas

The ‘Lost Antetokounmpos’ of Greece

Giannis Antetokounmpo, the kid from Sepolia for the first 18 years of his life was stateless, having no papers from either Nigeria or Greece.

Weightlifter Iakovidis Breaks Down at Olympics; Exposes Lack of Support by Greek State

Greek weightlifter Theodoros Iakovidis announced his retirement on Saturday after failing to qualify for the finals at the Tokyo Olympics.

Greek Community of Calgary Welcomes Olympic Legend Pyrros Dimas

Greek Olympic champion and weightlifting legend Pyrros Dimas was welcomed with great enthusiasm at the first event in Western Canada co-hosted by The Hellenic Initiative Canada and the Greek Community of Calgary, on Wednesday, Oct. 2. The event featured the...

Olympic Champion Pyrros Dimas Blasts Government on Flag-Bearers

Pyrros Dimas, Olympic gold medalist and one of the greatest weightlifting champions of all time, has launched a scathing attack on the Greek government for its decision to change the selection process for flag-bearers in Greek primary school parades. Last...

2013 Greece's Health Expenditure Similar to 2003

According to information released by the Minister of Labor, Social Security and Welfare in the Parliament, answering   PASOK MP Pyrros Dimas' question, expenditure on sickness benefits last year amounted to the same as in 2003. Based on the same...

Pyrros Dimas Elected to The IWF Executive Board

On May 22, the International Weightlifting Federation’s (IWF) Electoral Congress in Moscow, Russia, was completed and the Federation’s Officers for 2013-2016 were elected. Greece’s delegation consisted of Yiannis Sgouros, the Federation’s lifelong secretary, and the Olympic medalists Pyrros Dimas...

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...