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Ten Influential Greek Women Who Shaped Modern Greece

Influential Greek women have played a crucial role in Greece's history since antiquity -- read on to learn about ten women who shaped Greece today.

Greek Person of the Year 2021: Sofia Bekatorou

Sofia Bekatorou opened the floodgates of sexual abuse allegations in the realms of Greek sport, theater, and cinema after revealing her own sexual assault at the hands of the Vice-President of the Hellenic Sailing Federation in January of this...

Greek Sailor Tsoulfa Qualifies for Olympics 17 Years After Gold Medal

Greek sailing champion Emilia Tsoulfa has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics seventeen years after winning gold at the Athens Olympics in 2004.

Greek President Praises Olympic Medalist for Revealing Abuse

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Monday praised the courage of Olympian Sophia Bekatorou for speaking out against sexual abuse in sport. Sakellaropoulou said that her meeting with Bekatorou at the Presidential Mansion in Athens was "a minimal recognition of the...

Greek Olympian Opens Pandora’s Box with Rape Allegations Against Federation

The news came as a shock, as Bekatorou's allegations brought to the surface a taboo issue that plagues not only the sports world but Greek society in general.

Greek Athletes Speak Out after Bekatorou Rape Allegation

More Greek athletes spoke out on sexual harassment after Olympic athlete and sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou opened up recently. The athlete said that when she was 21 she suffered a horrific assault by a much older person involved with her...

Greece Goes to Rio Olympics with 92 Athletes

92 athletes will represent Greece in the Rio Olympics in August, according to the Hellenic Olympic Committee. Twenty seven athletes will compete on track, while in individual sports, 15 will be in swimming, nine in gymnastics, seven in sailing and six...

Olympics 2016: Sofia Bekatorou First Woman Selected as Standard-Bearer

The Greek Olympic Team has made history by unanimously selecting athlete Sofia Bekatorou as the first-ever female Standard-Bearer to represent Greece in opening ceremonies at Rio 2016. The 39-year-old Greek sailing champion has taken part in three previous Olympics starting...