SPORTS Olympics

Stolen Marathon messenger statue to be replaced

GEORGE GEORGAKOPOULOS

As the Olympic Flame heads from Marathon to Athens on Tuesday, along the authentic course of the Marathon Race, the statue erected at Rafina, portraying the ancient messenger who gave the Athenians the message of victory over the Persians in 490 BC, will be missing: It was stolen earlier this year, but at least the local authority and its sculptor have told Kathimerini the statue will be replaced soon.

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Traveling the world on soap bubbles

A Polish soap bubble artist performs on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street in the historic center of Athens. Piotr Ostrowski, 31, gave up his job at a recording studio in Poland six months ago to travel the world, funding his journey along the way by putting on soap bubble spectacles in public spaces using two selfie sticks and what he calls his ‘magic’ soap mixture. Ostrowski has been in Athens for a month and plans to stay at least another two weeks before continuing his journey, performing on the popular promenade every day until sunset. (Stelios Misinas/ANA-MPA)