Olympiakos defeated Red Star in Belgrade on Wednesday to confirm its home advantage for the Euroleague play-offs and do Panathinaikos a favor beating one of its rivals to the fourth spot, one day after the Greens sealed their own play-off spot with a home win over Armani Milano.
Olympiakos and Panathinaikos strolled to easy home wins in the Basket League over the weekend ahead of a very demanding week in the Euroleague with two fixtures for each one of them within 48 hours. The win of the weekend belonged to Kolossos though.
Veteran marathon runner Maria Polyzou, Greece’s record holder, will attempt to run three entire marathons around Greece on three consecutive Sundays to promote the cause of bone marrow bank Orama Elpidas.
Olympiakos saw off the challenge of host AEK on Monday to all but secure the top spot in the regular season of the Basket League, just as Doxa Lefkadas and Apollon Patras as staring at the abyss of relegation.
The more Olympiakos gets closer to a top-four finish in the Euroleague, the more Panathinaikos drifts away from it, as the Reds beat Darussafaka on Friday after the Greens lost at Zalgiris on Thursday.
The Panagia tis Tinou passenger ship is towed out of Piraeus port Tuesday, on its way to a demolition yard in neighboring Turkey. The ship, confiscated by the Seafarers’ Pension Fund (NAT) from its owners due to debts, had been stranded, and partially sunk, since last April when it started to take in water and was listing 40 degrees to starboard. Even though port authorities were keen to remove the ship from the port, efforts were bogged down by red tape, and salvage work only began in earnest three months ago. [Eurokinissi]