Tagged: Olympic Games

Olympic Games, Escobar, Coup: July’s Most Popular Entries on Greek Wikipedia

The word “coup,” referring to the attempted coup in Turkey last month, was by far the most searched word in the Greek Wikipedia in July with 3,523 readings on average per day, according to data. It was followed by the name Pablo Escobar – possibly because of a popular TV series showing in Greece – […]

Lagarde favors Greece permanently hosting the Olympic Games

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde has suggested permanently hosting the Olympic Games in Greece, during a speech she delivered at the Aspen Ideas Festival. According to Mrs. Lagarde such a move would help boost the Greek economy by attracting international investments and on the other it will provide an environmentally […]

Top scientists call for postponement of Rio Olympics in urgent letter to WHO due to Zika virus

125 top scientists have sent a letter of warning to the World Health Organisation (WHO), asking for the postponement of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games or their transport to another city due to the grave threat the Zika virus poses. In their letter, the scientists, many of whom are from the most prestigious institutions on […]