Spartathlon 2016, this unique annual ultra-marathon race of 246 kilometers from Athens to Sparta draped in history, is starting on Friday morning with the winner set to cross the finish line early on Saturday.
Triple-jump national record holder Piyi Devetzi has had her Olympic bronze medal from the 2008 Games in Beijing annulled on Tuesday as the International Amateur Athletics Federation, track and field’s world governing body, announced she is retrospectively disqualified from August 2007 for failing a drugs test.
The men’s national volleyball team scored three wins in three games in Belgium this weekend to make it five wins in a total of six games and advance to the play-offs for a spot in the finals of next year’s European Championship.
Champion Olympiakos needed a highly controversial penalty and a winner from Brown Ideye on Sunday night to keep apace with AEK, Panathinaikos, Panionios and Platanias as all five have made it two wins out of two games in the Super League.
Thanasis Constantinidis will be Greece’s flag bearer in the closing ceremony of the 2016 Paralympics in Rio in the early hours of Monday (Greek time), after winning two of Greece’s 13 medals in the Games that concluded on Sunday.
Greece’s three representatives in the Europa League had mixed results on their opening night in the group stage of the competition on Thursday, as Olympiakos won on the road, Panathinaikos lost in Athens and PAOK drew in Thessaloniki.
Members of the South Yorkshire Police and a Greek search team are seen Thursday on the site of an excavation on Kos launched as part of a renewed investigation into the disappearance of Ben Needham, a 21-month-old British toddler who went missing in 1991 on the island while on holiday with his family. Police said Thursday that they had found evidence of "decomposition" but could not determine whether it was human. Meanwhile local reports indicated that the police search had unearthed ancient graves. [Eurokinissi]