Category: SPORT

Bastian Schweinsteiger retires from international football

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has called time on his international career after clocking 120 appearances and a World Cup win, he announced on Friday. The move comes after limited opportunities at this summer’s Euro 2016, at which Germany crashed out at the semi-final stage to hosts France. Schweinsteiger bagged a goal against Ukraine at […]

Kammenos dismisses rumors on tuberculosis outbreak among soldiers

The Minister of National Defense Panos Kammenos has formally dismissed rumors regarding an outbreak of tuberculosis among military personnel operating at the refugee accommodation centers. From the stand in Parliament Mr. Kammenos announced that an inquiry will be launched into the allegations, in order to “locate and discipline those who are creating impressions and concern […]

Pyrros Dimas to lead USA weightlifting team

In a new announcement from USA Weightlifting, it’s been confirmed that three-time Olympic gold medalist (and one-time Olympic bronze medalist)Pyrros Dimas will be joining the organisation as Technical Director starting in mid-2017. ‘Dimas will be supported by the right American expertise to help him succeed in his new role and will be involved in our […]

Portugal Euro2016 champions after beating France 1-0

Portugal have been crowned European football champions for the first time in their history at the Euro2016, after defeating France 1-0 in Paris in the final, Sunday night. In a match where that saw Portugal lose their superstar Cristiano Ronaldo after just 23 minutes of play due to a knee injury and France hit the […]

Greek football Super League championship will not start in new season

The Greek Deputy Minister for Sports, Stavros Kontonis has sent a letter to the international governing bodies of FIFA and UEFA informing them that the Greek professional football league ‘Super League’ will not start in the upcoming season, reports site ‘Live Sport’. In his letter, Kontonis claims he reached the decision due to concerns over […]

Family member identified as mastermind behind Pulido abduction

The abduction of Olympiacos striker Alan Pulido appears to have been orchestrated by 29-year-old Osvaldo Velázquez García, who is married to a cousin of the player. Mexican authorities announced the arrest of the 29-year-old man, who has previously been involved in drug trafficking and extortion with a criminal organization operating in the area. When federal […]

Olympiakos beat PAO in 2nd extra time (82-81) to clinch title!

Olympiakos became back to back champions, after beating their arch rivals Panathinaikos (82-81) away from home, wrapping up the best of five series with 3-1. In a nail-biting 4th match, the reds and greens went to two extra time 5-minute periods (71-71) after the regular time (63-63). Spanoulis was the man of the moment sinking […]

Football player Alan Pulido set free

Sources close to the police reported that Pulido had been receiving threats Mexican football player of Olympiacos football club Alan Pulido, who was abducted the early hours of Sunday morning near his hometown of Ciudad Victoria, was set free on Monday morning. Local media reports the authorities conducted a rescue operation and managed to set […]

OAKA basketball stadium to be renamed after Nikos Galis

The Deputy Minister of Sport Stavros Kontonis announced that the basketball stadium at the Olympic Athletic Center of Athens (OAKA) will be renamed after Nikos Galis, who is regarded as the greatest basketball player from Greece. Mr. Kontonis explained that this was the least that the Greek government can do to honor an athlete who […]

Olympiacos vs Panathinaikos in Greek Basket League finals

The Greek Basket League finals begin tonight, with Olympiacos hosting Panathinaikos at the Peace and Friendship stadium in Piraeus at 19:30. The ‘Reds’ will aim to make good use of the home advantage they acquired during the regular season, while the ‘Greens’ will try to make a break. Olympiacos coach Yannis Sferopoulos will have a […]

Greek Football Cup final: Olympiacos v AEK at 20:30

After many delays and postponements, the Greek Football Cup final between Olympiacos and AEK will finally take place at 20:30 on Tuesday at the OAKA stadium in Athens. Following deliberation between all sides, Tasos Sidiropoulos appointed as referee, whileDiamanos Efthimiadis, Polychronis Kostaras, Tryfon Petropoulos, Michalis Koukoulakis and Alexandros Aretopoulos appointed as assistant referees. The final […]

EPO proposes 17 May for the Greek Football Cup final

The Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) has proposed Tuesday the 17th of May for the Greek Football Cup final, following many delays and disagreements with the Deputy Minister of Sport Stavros Kontonis. In its statement EPO stressed that the Federation is committed to carrying out the Cup final and underlined that FIFA has threatened to expel […]

Kontonis: The Greek Cup final will not take place on 15 May

The Deputy Minister of Sport Stavros Kontonis has clarified that the Greek Football Cup final between Olympiacos and AEK will not be taking place on the 15th of May, as previously reported. In an interview for daily sports newspaper SportDay, Mr. Kontonis argued that the Hellenic Football Federation’s decision to rearrange the game for the […]

Kontonis postpones Cup Final for security reasons, even though no fans would be at stadium!

Greek Deputy Minister for Sports Stavros Kontonis decided the postponement of the Greek Football Cup final, Friday. Kontonis justified his decision by citing a police report, according to which the Greek police were unable to guarantee the match would take place smoothly, despite the fact that it would be held without fans! The police report […]

Olympic Flame concludes its journey across Greece

The ceremony for the Olympic Flame handover is scheduled to take place at 5pm on Wednesday at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens. This will officially conclude the Olympic Flame’s journey in Greece, with torch relay continuing in Brazil up until the 5th of August, ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. World rowing champion Katerina […]

Olympic torch to leave Olympia in Greece for Brazil

Today, the torch for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro will be lit using the rays of the sun and a concave mirror in Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Games. The ceremony will start at 12:00 am local time and will be led by actress Katerina Lehou, playing a high priestess, who will […]

Greek girl achieves highest title in chess

Sixteen-year-old Stavroula Tsolakidou from Kavala is the youngest female Grand Master. Stavroula took part in the International Chess Championship in Moscow. The championship ran from January 30 until the February 7. Her excellent performance earned her the highest chess title of the World Chess Federation (FIDE). Stavroula is the 12th strongest chess players under the […]

Greek national football team attempts a “restart” against Montenegro

The Greek national football team is scheduled to face the national team of Montenegro at 8pm on Thursday in a friendly match at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus. Although Greece will not participate in this summer’s Euro competition in France coach Michael Skibbe wants to prepare the Greek team for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. […]

Stefanidi bags bronze medal in pole vaulting at IAAF championships

Katerina Stefanidi won the bronze medal in women’s pole vaulting at the IAAF World Indoor Track and Field Championships that are taking place in Portland, USA. The Greek athlete finished third in the competition, behind the USA’s Jennifer Suhr and Sandi Morris with a 4.80-meter vault. Greece was also represented by Nicole Kyriakopoulou in the event, […]