Soccer chief to stand trial

An appeals council ruled on Thursday that the president of the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO), Giorgos Girtzikis – along with five members of its executive board and former members of its board of directors – will stand trial for financial felonies.

SPORTS Olympics

Stefanidi wins pole vault gold for Greece

Greece's Ekaterini Stefanidi won the Olympic pole vault on Friday and her country's first athletics gold since the 2004 Athens Games, then defended its integrity after barred Russian Yelena Isinbayeva blasted the event as sub-par without her in the field.


Victories for Greek clubs in Europe

Greek soccer briefly forgot its domestic problems as PAOK Salonika won 3-0 at Dinamo Tbilisi, Panathinaikos beat Brondby by the same score and Olympiakos Piraeus triumphed 1-0 at Portugal's Arouca, in the Europa League playoffs on Thursday.


Twenty-two senior EPO officials to stand trial

The president of the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO), Giorgos Girtzikis, and 21 other people who served as executive board members from 2005 to 2012, will stand trial for financial felonies, according to local media reports this week.



Honorary event for Olympic team

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos chats with swimmer Spyros Gianniotis, a silver medalist in Rio, during an official reception to honor Greece’s Olympic team at the Presidential Mansion Thursday. The event was marred by controversy after 19-year-old shooter Anna Korakaki, who won two of Greece’s six medals, including one gold, said she had not been invited to the event. [Alexandros Vlachos/ANA-MPA]