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Greek President Meets With Olympic Winners at Presidential Mansion

Greek President Prokopis Pavopoulos met Olympic medal winners at the presidential mansion on Thursday. During the reception, the Greek president welcomed the athletes of the Rio Olympics and thanked them for setting a good example for the younger generation...

Warm Reception for Greek Gold Olympic Medalist Katerina Stefanidi

Gold Medalist in women's pole vault, Katerina Stefanidi, arrived in Athens on Wednesday afternoon following her Olympic victory. Representatives of the Greek track and field association, SEGAS, greeted her at the Athens International Airport with flowers and a large...

USA Olympic Basketball Team Party in Mykonos [video]

The United States Olympic basketball team decided to relax in the shades of Mykonos blue just a few days after winning Gold at the Rio Olympics 2016. Still fresh from their victory in the finals with Serbia (96-66), the...

Mantis-Kagialis Win Dinghy Sailing Bronze for Greece at Rio Olympics

Greek Panagiotis Mantis and Pavlos Kagialis gave Greece its fifth medal by winning Bronze at the Rio Olympics for the 470 Dinghy Sailing race on Thursday. The medal race, initially to have taken place on Wednesday, was postponed for...

Olympic Silver Open-Water Medalist Spiros Gianniotis Receives 'Gold' Reception in Athens

Crowds gathered to welcome Silver Medalist Spiros Gianniotis at Athens airport on Thursday, where he received a hero's welcome on Thursday. Two days after his success in Rio, he arrived at around 11:40 (local time) to a packed arrival's...

Rio Olympics: 470 Dinghy Sailing Race Postponed for Thursday as Greeks Eye Medal

The 470 Dinghy Sailing race has been postponed for the second time in three days. Greek crew members Panagiotis Mantis and Pavlos Kagialis will need to wait for the right wind to blow so that the men's medal race...

Gianniotis Blocks Greek Objection at Rio Olympics: No Tie for Gold at 10k Open-Water Swimming

The head of the Greek delegation at the Rio Olympics in Brazil expressed objections to the awarding of the Silver Medal to Spiros Gianniotis who lost to Dutch Ferry Weertman despite both men making the same time of 1...

Spiros Gianniotis Wins Silver for Greece in 10k Open-Water Swimming at Rio Olympics [video]

Greek swimming legend Spiros Gianniotis won a Silver medal for Greece in the gruelling 10k open-water swimming event in Rio. After chartering through an Olympic course  that avoids Brazil's most controversial waters, Gianniotis proved that he had the endurance required...

Purple Spots Mystery: Greek Vendouzes Become a Thing at The Olympics

Many people have raised an eyebrow over the purple colored circles dotting some of the athletes bodies at the Rio Olympics. What you are seeing is athletes using an ancient remedy referred to in the Western world as "cupping";...

Greek Athletes Competing Under Different Flags in Rio Olympics

A total of 13 athletes of Greek descent who were forced to emigrate for different reasons are competing under their new, adopted flags in the Rio Olympics, according to a Kathimerini newspaper report. Some of them were born in their...