Greek soccer will know later this month the extent of some of the damage to the game caused by the coronavirus outbreak, Super League president Minas Lysandrou said, after clubs this week set up a working group to chart the impact and plan for the future.
A former NCAA champion in javelin was given a four-year doping ban in a ruling published Tuesday. Ioannis Kyriazis of Greece, who also placed sixth at the 2017 world championships, tested positive for the steroid-like muscle builder Ligandrol, track and field's Athletics Integrity Unit said.
The International Olympic Committee is putting the health of elite athletes at risk by telling them to continue training for the Tokyo 2020 Games as the coronavirus rages, reigning Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi told Reuters on Tuesday.
A cake shop employee prepares chocolate Easter bunnies with masks in Lykovrisi, northern Athens, on Wednesday. Cake shops and bakeries in Greece have remained open since the lockdown to contain the spread of the new coronavirus began and are expected to keep working over the holidays. Authorities on Wednesday announced a further tightening of measures restricting the movement of people by land, sea and air ahead of Easter, which is celebrated by Orthodox Christians on April 19. Greece’s Orthodox Church says it will not permit any public gatherings for Easter services. [Thanassis Stavrakis/AP]