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The ‘Picture Brides’ During Early Greek Immigration to America

Greek-American scholar Kathryn Vaggalis has untangled the complex racial identity of early Greek immigrants to America in her research of Greek "picture brides." Picture brides, or women in their home country who were "matched" with a husband in America only...

Spartathlon: Runners Trace Footsteps of Pheidippides from Athens to Sparta

Hundreds of ultra-marathon runners are taking part in the historic Spartathlon race from Athens to Sparta that started on Saturday. The Spartathlon is a historic ultra-distance foot race that takes place in September of every year in Greece. It is...

Thousands Of Participants Join Athens Half-Marathon

Thousands of participants of all ages and backgrounds joined the Athens Half-Marathon and two associated races in the Greek capital on Sunday.

50 Years of US Navy History Will Be Scrapped for One Penny

The US Navy aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk — a ship that served from Vietnam through the second Iraq war — is heading for the scrapyard in May, with the ship having begun its final sea voyage in January. In the...

Greek Ultra Marathon Runner Crosses Arctic Circle — Twice

Greek ultra marathon runner Marios Giannakou crossed the Arctic Circle -- twice -- while competing in the 500 km (310 mile) race called the "Lapland Arctic Ultra." Upon reaching the end, Giannakou waved his Greek flag with pride. "The race was...

Texas Schools Ban Books on Race and Sexuality

Schools across Texas are facing a new push from parents and conservative politicians to ban books on race, sexuality, and gender. Parents and politicians have joined forces across 100 school districts in Texas's largest metro areas -- including Houston, Dallas,...

Aegean Regatta Sets Sail From Greek Islands on Monday

Boats taking part in the 19th annual "Aegean Regatta" sailing competition set sail in the Aegean Sea from the Greek port of Mytilene on Monday, AMNA reports. A total of sixty vessels and their crews, including twelve crews from Turkey,...

Disabled 14-Year-Old Girl Captures Greek Hearts at Marathon Race (video)

A wheelchair-bound 14-year old girl from Rethymno in Crete made her dream a reality by taking part in the authentic Marathon race on Sunday. Marianna Avgoustaki crossed the finishing line at the Panthinaikon Stadium of Athens standing up. She was raised...

Hundreds Take Part in Historic Athens-Sparta Race (video)

400 athletes from around the world began on Friday morning their quest to finish the Spartathlon, one of the most demanding long-distance races on the planet. The starting line was the ancient Odeon of Herodes Atticus at the foot of Acropolis,...

Greek Priest Wins 4-Day Endurance Race (photos)

A Greek priest who ran in a punishing 90-hour race while wearing full religious garb has helped raise thousands for charity. Pater Theodoros from a village near Giannitsa, northern Greece, crossed the finishing line on Sunday holding the Greek flag...