Category: SPORT

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 […]

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 […]