Category: SPORT

Barcelona produce football’s greatest comeback ever against PSG!

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique dedicated his side’s historic comeback against Paris St-Germain to those who doubted they could do it. Trailing 4-0 from the first-leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with PSG, Barcelona completed one of the most astonishing comebacks the competition has ever seen after thrashing Unai Emery’s side 6-1 to win the […]

Costa Navarino to host first-ever Messinia Pro-Am golf tourney this month

The Costa Navarino resort in extreme southwestern Greece will kick off its 2017 golf season by hosting the inaugural Messinia Pro-Am tournament from Feb. 21 to Feb. 24, with a total of 30 teams – one professional player and three amateurs – from around the world expected to take part. Among the noted pro players […]

OPAP Sports Academies’ Festivals

In the framework of its Sports Academies program, OPAP organizes big sporting festivals in ten regions across Greece for the second consecutive year. The first festival was held on Sunday, 29 January 2017, in Heraklion, Crete where 770 children and 1.000 parents and chaperons participated in activities at the Pankritio Stadium. In accordance with the […]

PAME STOIXIMA: Over 12 million euros in winnings were handed out last week

“Pame Stoixima” by OPAP hands out great winnings to thousands of players on a daily basis. From January 10th to January 16th, 2017, the lucky players won more than 12 million euros. This week’s super lucky winner is from Loutraki. He placed bets on 14 matches from the Premier League and English Football League 1, […]

Premiere for children’s stand by OPAP

Thousands of young football and basketball fans will have the chance to enjoy watching their favorite clubs from OPAP΄s stand (kerkida OPAP). OPAP, a standing supporter of sport, creates children’s stands in eight football and basketball stadiums, for 50 young fans aged up to 12 years old and their chaperons. Kerkida OPAP will host activities […]

More than 17 million euros in winnings were handed out last week.

“Pame Stoixima” by OPAP hands out great winnings to thousands of players on a daily basis. From January 1st to January 9th, 2017, the lucky players won more than 17 million euros. This week’s super lucky winner is from Oreokastro. He placed a bet on 5 matches from the Super League, Spanish Cup and the […]

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 […]