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PM Mitsotakis chats online with Greek sports stars who took part in a home exercise initiative

Outstanding Greek athletes, including Olympic winners, chatted online on Tuesday with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who thanked them for their contributions in encouraging people to exercise at home while observing the coronavirus lockdown measures. The athletes have participated in video clips through the ‘Live sportily’ initiative by Deputy Culture Minister for Sports Lefteris Avgenakis. They […]

Giannis Antetokounmpo and his family donate surgical masks to city of Zografou

Giannis Antetokounmpo and his family donated 10,000 surgical masks for the coronavirus pandemic to Zografou, the suburb east of Athens where he started playing basketball. Giannis, Thanassis, Kostas, Alex and their mother said they wanted to acknowledge the influence of the city’s sports team, Filathlitikos, on the path of ‘the Greek Freak’, the superstar of […]

Tokyo Olympics officially postponed until 2021

The Tokyo Olympics have been officially postponed until 2021. The International Olympic Committee along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organizers have decided that the Tokyo Games cannot go ahead as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus outbreak. The IOC says the games will be held “not later than summer 2021” but […]

Big crowds force HOC to suspend Olympic torch relay in Greece

The Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) decided to suspend the remainder of the Olympic Torch relay through the country to avoid attracting crowds because of coronavirus, it said on Friday. But HOC said the opening leg of the relay in the southern Peloponnese town of Sparta attracted an “unexpectedly large crowd,” forcing it to suspend the […]

Olympic Torch relay suspended in Greece

The Hellenic Olympic Committee on Friday decided to suspend the Olympic Torch relay in Greece for the protection of public health from coronavirus. The Olympic Flame began its journey through Greece on March 12 after the lighting of the flame in Ancient Olympia and reached Kalamata on the first day, where it spent the night. […]