Rick Pitino’s Panathinaikos produced its sixth consecutive Euroleague win, and probably the most important one too, beating Armani Milano in Italy, while Olympiakos slumped to a shocking loss at Gran Canaria.
Police say they have so far arrested eight people in connection with clashes which led to the abandonment of Sunday’s soccer derby at the Olympic Stadium of Athens between visiting Olympiakos and Panathinaikos.
Greek Panagiotis Karaiskos won the 8th Athens Half Marathon on Sunday, setting a new record time for the course in the center of the Greek capital, the Hellenic Track and Field Federation (SEGAS) announced.
One more Greek derby, that between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos on Sunday, fell victim to fan violence, as the match at the Olympic Stadium of Athens was abandoned on the 70th minute due to clashes between hooligans and the police.
Greece got a smooth draw for the first group stage of the 2019 Basketball World Cup in China on Saturday, and will likely meet Team USA in the second group stage, which means it will avoid it at least in the first knock-out round.
Panathinaikos stunned Europe with a famous road win at CSKA Moscow on Friday to give its chances for a play-off berth a real boost, while Olympiakos continued to slump going down at Armani Milano on Thursday.
A verse from Giorgos Seferis’s poem “Thrush” – “...the statues are no longer fragments. We are” – perfectly captures the essence of “Broken History,” a new collection of works by artist Pavlos Samios that recently went on show at the Greek capital’s Byzantine and Christian Museum.