Rio

Dramatic Scenes as Greek Ferry Saves 4-Year-Old Adrift at Sea

A passing Greek ferry rescued a small child that was floating adrift in the open sea near the port of Rio, east of the city of Patras, on Monday. "She was in a state of shock. She was clinging on...

AEK Beat Flamengo in a Thrilling Final to Win Intercontinental Cup (video)

AEK on Sunday became the third Greek team ever to win the FIBA Intercontinental Cup defeating their hosts, Flamengo, at Rio de Janeiro with a score of 86-70. The Greek team climbed the ranks for the first time, becoming the...

One Dead, Snow on Olympus and Damages as Summer Storms Sweep Over Greece

Stormy summer weather that has been sweeping across Greece since late Sunday night with strong winds and heavy rainfall has left one man dead and caused several damages; snow accumulated on Olympus mountain as temperatures dropped to single digits...

67 Students Aboard Bus That Caught Fire Near Patras Sent to Hotel in Rio

Sixty-seven students who were aboard a tourist bus that caught fire in the port city of Patras on Thursday evening found accommodation in a hotel in Rio. Earlier reports said one person was rushed to hospital. The fire broke out...

Manolis Stefanoudakis Wins Gold Medal for Greece in Rio

Greek athlete Manolis Stefanoudakis won the gold medal in the Men's Javelin Throw at the Rio Paralympic Games on Friday, adding another gold medal to the Greek team. Congratulations for the athlete's achievement were sent by President of the Hellenic...

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...

Greek Gymnast Eleftherios Petrounias Wins Gold Medal in Rio (video)

Greek gymnast Eleftherios Petrounias won the gold medal in men's rings on August 15, in the Rio Olympic Games with a score of 16.000 points. He was closely followed by Brazilian Arthur Zanetti with a score of 15.766 in...

Greek Rowers Finish Fourth in Rio’s Finals

Greek rowers Katerina Nikolaidou and Sofia Asoumanaki finished fourth in the double sculls final in Rio’s Olympics on Thursday with a time of 7:48.62. Poland’s Magdalena Fularczyk-Kozlowska and Natalia Madaj won the gold with 7:40:10. (Source: ANA-MPA)

Yusra Mardini: A Heroic Story of Courage from a Refugee Athlete [VIDEO]

Ten months after fleeing the Syrian capital of Damascus, Syrian refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini has been selected together with nine fellow refugees to be part of the Refugee Olympic Team (ROT) at the Olympic Games Rio 2016. The 18...

Why Greece Always Leads the Athlete's Parade at the Olympics

The Olympic Games 2016 kicked off on Friday, August 5 with the opening ceremony that took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Following the tradition of past years, the Greek athletes led the athletes’ parade, because of the country’s...