OLYMPICS

Olympic flame to take seaborne journey to 2024 Paris Games
SPORTS

The Olympic flame is going for a sail. Instead of arriving overland, the symbolic flame alighting the 2024 Paris Games will take to the seas from its birthplace in Greece, arriving aboard a three-masted tall ship in the French port of Marseille.


Anything is possible through sport
OPINION

There are only two times in my life that I’ve cried: when my mother left me, and when I received the news that I would be on the first-ever IOC Refugee Olympic Team.

Αnything is possible through sport
OLYMPICS

On October 28, the Olympic Refuge Foundation and the IOC Refugee Olympic Team were honored with the 2022 Princess of Asturias Award for Sports at a ceremony in Oviedo, Spain. Yiech Pur Biel – a member of the first-ever IOC Refugee Olympic Team at Rio 2016 and, since 2022, the first-ever refugee elected as an IOC Member – reflects on this historic recognition of the power of sport in helping millions of displaced people around the world, as well as his own journey.


Kids hone sports skills at national Special Olympics
IMAGES

“Coexistence, osmosis, is the only way to achieve integration,” the head of Special Olympics Hellas, retired ambassador Dionyssios Kodellas, tells Kathimerini as 900 youngsters with intellectual disabilities head to Loutraki in Corinth for the Panhellenic Special Olympics Games on October 3-7.


There is no peace without solidarity
OPINION

The theme of this year’s International Day of Peace – “End Racism. Build Peace” – carries with it particular resonance for the International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Movement.



Beijing wanted the Winter Olympics. All it needed was snow
THE NEW YORK TIMES

China did not move mountains to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. But it flooded a dried riverbed, diverted water from a key reservoir that supplies Beijing and resettled hundreds of farmers and their families, all to feed one of the most extensive snow-making operations in the history of the Games.

Team Greece opens Beijing Winter Games
IMAGES

Maria Danou, who will compete in cross-country skiing, and Ioannis Antoniou in the slalom, carried the Greek flag and led the procession at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics, which started Friday and run to February 20.


Torch begins Covid-shortened trek past Beijing landmarks
OLYMPICS

Beijing’s Covid-shortened Olympic torch relay began on Wednesday with basketball great Yao Ming and a Chinese soldier wounded in a bloody 2020 border clash with India among the first to carry the symbolic flame on a journey that will last just three days.

Olympic flame arrives in Beijing amid boycott calls
SPORTS

The Olympic flame arrived in Beijing on Wednesday amid calls from overseas critics for a boycott of the February 4-20 Winter Games. Beijing’s Communist Party Secretary Cai Qi, the top official in the Chinese capital, received the flame at a closely-guarded airport ceremony. Beijing successfully hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008, although the event failed […]