SPORTS Soccer

Soccer stadium gets green light

The Central Council for Architecture (KESA), which operates under the auspices of the Environment Ministry, has given the green light for the construction of AEK’s new soccer stadium to go ahead in the northern Athens suburb of Nea Philadelphia as long as some changes are made to the design.

SPORTS Olympics International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach

Sport, an anchor of stability in a fragile world

THOMAS BACH *

As Olympic Year 2016 came to a close, we see that sport is one of the few things with the power to unite all people in an increasingly fragile world. Sport is an anchor of stability for so many people, regardless of background, nationality or belief.

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Stranded migratory birds treated to a ready meal

Members of hunters’ and gamekeepers’ associations empty bags of corn to feed flocks of migratory birds at the wetland of Nea Kios on the shores of Argolic Gulf near Nafplio, in the northern Peloponnese, over the weekend. Many migratory birds have taken refuge in wetlands in southern parts of Greece because of freezing conditions in the north of the country. The Environment Ministry last week banned hunting until January 18 to protect endangered species from poachers amid reports of a spike in illegal hunting around the country. [ANA-MPA]