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Powerlifter Wins Another Medal for Greece in Tokyo Paralympics

Powerlifter Dimitrios Bakochristos of Greece won the bronze medal in the men's 54 kg event on Thursday at the Tokyo Paralympics. David Degtyarev from Kazakhstan won gold and Axel Bourlon from France won silver. Bakochristos also represented Greece at the 2016...

Tokyo Olympics Should be Cancelled, London Organizer Says

The long-awaited Tokyo Olympics, which were supposed to have taken place in the Summer of 2020 but were postponed to July and August of 2021, shouldn't go on this year, according to an official of the London Olympic Games. Sir...

Olympic Flame Handover for Tokyo Games Held at Empty Panathenaic Stadium

The Olympic flame handover ceremony for the Tokyo Games was held without spectators on Thursday in Athens in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak. This marks the first time in history that event has taken place without spectators. The...

Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony Held in Ancient Olympia

The Olympic Flame lighting ceremony was held Thursday in Olympia, Greece, without spectators due to coronavirus concerns. The flame lighting ceremony, always held in the ancient Olympic site of Olympia, was attended by 100 accredited guests from the International Olympic...

Actor Gerard Butler Announced as Sparta's Olympic Flame Torchbearer

Well-known Scottish actor Gerard Butler, who played the role of King Leonidas of Sparta in the movie "300," will return to Sparta, Greece for a series of events to celebrate the 2,500-year anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae. Among the other...

Tokyo 2020: Details of Olympic Flame Ceremonies in Greece Revealed

All the details concerning the Olympic Flame and Torch Relay Ceremonies, which will take place in Greece in March, were presented on Monday at a special informational event held at the Hellenic Olympic Committee in Athens. It was disclosed there...

Greek Champion Petrounias Ready to Fight for Tokyo Olympics Qualification

Greece's Olympic gymnastics champion in the still rings, Eleftherios Petrounias, is ready to fight the battle of his life to qualify for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan later this year. Petrounias uploaded two photographs to his personal Facebook page...