OLYMPICS


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OLYMPICS

17 years after winning Olympic Gold at the Athens Olympics, with her partner Sofia Bekatorou, Emilia Tsoulfa, now 47 and a mother of three, has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, in the same sailing class, the 470 double-handed dinghy.


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MEN'S WATER POLO

The Greek men’s water polo national team will be present in the Olympics for a 16th time, after finishing second at the qualification tournament in The Netherlands on Sunday.

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OLYMPICS

Greece’s men’s water polo team has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, beating Russia 13-10 at the World Qualification Tournament in Rotterdam Saturday. Victory sent Greece to the tournament’s final, where they will face Montenegro, 14-12 winners over Croatia earlier Saturday. Both Greece and Montenegro already qualified with their semifinal victories. Croatia and Russia will face […]




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OPINION

Participating at the Olympic Games is an incredible experience for every athlete. But it is also humbling when you realize that you are part of something bigger. You are part of an event that unites the world. In the Olympic Games, we are all equal.


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SPORTS

Spyridon Louis, an unheralded competitor in an unknown event, ran 25 miles from Marathon to Athens, following the path not just of the ancient messenger Pheidippides but also some more contemporary couriers on horseback and bicycle who announced his arrival at the Panathenian Stadium with the cry: "A Greek! A Greek!"

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A boy lifts a dumbbell at the Agios Kosmas sports center in southern Athens on Tuesday, on Olympic Day, an annual celebration of sports and Olympic values. The Hellenic Olympic Committee launched a social media campaign earlier this month to promote the day, drawing the support of Olympic athletes, clubs and sports fans. The campaign included two videos featuring Greek Olympic champions including gymnast Lefteris Petrounias and sailor Sofia Bekatorou. With Olympic Day occurring amid the coronavirus pandemic this year, it was marked around the world by Olympians, athletes and sports fans in a 24-hour digital workout. [InTime News]