Category: SPORT

Reports of national team football fan assaulted with a knife

The “Galanolefkos Faros” [Blue and white beacon] fan club of the Greek national football team issued a statement alleging that a fat was assaulted with a knife by hooligans, during the recent friendly match against Belarus at the Karaiskakis stadium in Piraeus. According to the fan club, a group of about 15 hooded hooligans approached […]

Olymiakos suffer heavy loss in Euroleague basketball opener in Spain

Olympiakos started off its campaign in the Euroleague basketball league with an 83-65 defeat to Spanish team Real Madrid in Spain, Wednesday night. The reds were in striking distance until the 3rd end of the quarter, when a couple of technical fouls called against them extended the margin their opponents lead. In the final period […]

Greece beats Estonia 2-0 in World Cup match

Greece has made it 3 out of 3 in Group H of the world cup qualifiers, after defeating Estonia 2-0 in Talin, Monday night. In a scrappy match, where the home side performed better on the pitch, visiting Greece managed to grab the 3 points courtesy of a goal scored in each half by Torosidis […]

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers: Estonia v Greece (21:45)

The Greek national football team has traveled to Tallinn, where it hopes to carry on with its winning streak against Estonia, for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Greece has so far managed to defeat Gibraltar (4-1) and Cyprus (2-0) and is tied at the top of its group with Belgium. The Monday evening match will […]

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers: Greece v Cyprus at 21:45

The Greek national football team is scheduled to face Cyprus at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus for the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers at 21:45 on Friday. Following a return to form in the first qualifier against Gibraltar, Greece is hopeful of a positive result on Friday, as Michael Skibbe is not facing any problems with […]

Slovenian Ceferin voted UEFA President

Aleksander Ceferin has been elected as the new president of Uefa, European football’s governing body, during voting procedures that took place in Athens at the 12th UEFA Congress. Ceferin, head of the Football Association of Slovenia, polled 42 votes at Uefa’s congress in Athens, 29 more than Dutchman Michael van Praag. The 48-year-old succeeds former […]

Appeals Prosecutor calls for Marinakis to be referred and detained

The Appeals Prosecutor Stamatis Daskalopoulos has called for Olympiacos chairman and provisional successful bidder in the recent TV license tender Evangelos Marinakis to be referred to a trial and detained. Mr. Marinakis is specifically suspected of being involved in a criminal organization that is believed to have rigged football matches, among other felony charges. Although […]

Critical meeting between FIFA/UEFA and Greek teams cancelled

A meeting between a delegation of FIFA and UEFA with Greek football teams has been cancelled by the president of the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) Giorgos Girtzikis, just 30 minutes before the meeting was scheduled to begin. This development has both surprised and angered the Greek teams, while the FIFA and UEFA have arranged to […]

FIFA calls for meeting with EPO and Super League teams

FIFA’s representative Kostakis Koustokoumnis has called for a meeting with the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) and the Super League teams on the 30th of August, in order to discuss the appointment of referees. This meeting was called after the Deputy Minister of Sport Stavros Kontonis decided to postpone the new football championship, citing serious concerns […]

Petrounias wins second gold for Greece in rings!

Greece is celebrating the second gold medal in the Rio 2016 Olympics, after Eleftherios Petrounias won the men’s rings. The judges scored Petrounias’s program with 16,000 points, with Brazilian Arthur Zanetti, the London 2012 gold medallist coming in second with 15,766. Russian Denis Anbliazin took bronze with 15,700 points.

Who was Leonidas of Rhodes, who Phelps surpassed in Rio2016?

Phenomenal US swimmer Michael Phelps has broken a record standing since the inception of the Olympics in ancient Greece over 2,000 year ago. Phelps surpassed the legendary Leonidas of Rhodes, who held 12 individual medals since 152BC! Leonidas took part in four successive Olympic Games 164BC, 160BC, 156BC and 152BC and managed to win three […]

Anna Korakaki receives a hero’s welcome upon her return home

Olympic gold medalist Anna Korakaki returned to her native city of Drama on Thursday evening, where she received a hero’s welcome. The jubilant athlete told journalists that she wants to celebrate with everyone who has supported so far and will continue to support her even when she retires from the sport. At the order of […]

Anna Korakaki lands in Athens

Anna Korakaki, winner of a gold medal in the 25m pistol event, and a bronze in the 10m air pistol event at the Rio 2016 Olympics, arrived in Athens, Thursday. Korakaki said she was unable to realise what had happened, while she said she fulfilled her dream twice by winning two medal at the Olympic […]

Kontonis threatens to suspend the next football season

The Alternate Minister of Sport Stavros Kontonis has threatened to suspend the upcoming football season unless FIFA appoints an interim administration at the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO). According to the letter sent to FIFA, the Alt. Sports Minister stressed that the current EPO administration made the “illegal decision” to restructure the courts disciplinary committees. As […]

Rio Olympics: Korakaki bags the first medal for Greece

Anna Korakaki has won the first medal for Greece in the Olympic Games being held in Rio. Korakaki took the bronze medal in the 10m air pistol final on Sunday. Chinese athlete Zhang Mengxue came first with 199.4 points, followed by Russia’s Vitalina Batsarashhina with 197.1 points and Korakaki in third place with 177.7 points. […]

Olympiacos and PAOK knocked out of Champions League

Wednesday evening was difficult for Greek football, as both Olympiacos and PAOK were knocked out of the third stage of the Champions League qualifiers. The “Reds” were defeated 1-0 by Hapoel Be’er Sheva in Israel, while PAOK suffered a 1-2 loss in Thessaloniki from Ajax. Although Olympiacos appeared better off in Wednesday evening’s match, the […]