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The captain of Greece’s national basketball team…

The captain of Greece’s national basketball team, Michalis Kakiouzis, proudly lifts the European Championship trophy upon the team’s arrival at Athens International Airport yesterday. Hundreds of fans flocked to the airport to welcome the team that comfortably beat Germany 78-62 in the final in Belgrade on Sunday. Fire trucks sprayed a victory arch over the plane to honor Greece’s latest sports heroes. Tens of thousands of fans across the country poured into the streets after the final ended, reviving some of the national euphoria witnessed in July last year when Greece won the European soccer championship.