Sports Digest: Volleyball team fails at Worlds’ qualifiers


VOLLEYBALL: Greece was eliminated from the World Championship as it suffered its second consecutive loss at its qualifying group in The Netherlands. Although it led Slovakia 2-0 it failed to win and its 3-2 loss on Saturday meant it could not make any of the top two spots of its pool. On Sunday it beat Luxembourg 3-0.

HANDBALL: IEK Xyni Nea Ionia has won the men’s league title after sweeping rival Doukas 3-0 in the finals’ series. However Olympiakos Piraeus intends to buy out the club to secure a presence in this sport too.

ROWING: There were no Greek crews in the finals of the European Championships in the Czech Republic.