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AEK loses handball's Challenge Cup final to Potaissa Turda

AEK defeated Romania’s Potaissa Turda at the Olympic Sports Hall of Athens on Sunday, but  its one-goal win was not enough to overturn its deficit from the first leg of the two-game final of the European Handball Federation (EHF) Challenge Cup to finish runner-up in the tournament, for the first time in the Greek club’s history.

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Spanish referee to take charge of Greek cup final

The Greek Football Federation has taken the unusual step of appointing a Spanish referee for Saturday’s Greek Cup final between champions AEK Athens and PAOK, as it looks to rebuild the sport’s shattered image in the country.



Exhibits opens on Tomb of Jesus restoration


Visitors to the Byzantine and Christian Museum in the Greek capital are treated to a special screening on the massive restoration project that was carried out by a team from National Technical Technical University of Athens on the Tomb of Jesus at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. An exhibition on the project was inaugurated on Monday with a special ceremony that was also attended by Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos. The NTUA has also worked on restoration projects at the Athens Acropolis and Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. [Alexandros Vlachos-ANA-MPA]