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.


Deputy Minister of Sports Lefteris Avgenakis announced on Tuesday he was suspending all funding to the Greek Sailing Federation and ordering an audit of its board members’ assets, as part of an investigation into allegations of sexual assault, mismanagement and corruption by senior officials.


The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) announced on Μοnday it was suspending its funding to the Greek sailing federation noting its “shock and dissatisfaction” over the body’s handling of the rape allegations raised by former Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou.


Greek President of Greece Katerina Sakellaropoulou has invited retired Olympic sailing star Sofia Bekatorou at the Presidential Mansion on Monday, the Presidency announced on Sunday.


Catamarans are lined up in the harbor at Nafplio, in the northeastern Peloponnese, on Wednesday, at the end of day five of the 10th Catamaran Cup. Launched by Istion Yachting in 2010, the event has become one of the most popular on the regatta calendar, drawing entries from 18 countries. The race, which takes place in the Saronic and Argolic gulfs, ends on Saturday. The event also draws hundreds of visitors to the picturesque town, known as the first capital of modern Greece and an important Venetian stronghold. [Evangelos Bougiotis/ANA-MPA]


Sailboats are seen on Tuesday ahead of the 52nd Ioannis V. Goulandris International Andros Yacht Race, which is to begin on Thursday. The race starts at Vouliagmeni, southern Athens, and ends at the holiday island. [ANA-MPA]


The operator of a speedboat involved in a fatal collision with 44-year-old spear fisherman off the coast of Salamina on Sunday has been arrested and is expected to appear before prosecutors.


Two goals by Marko Livaja and one from Tasos Bakasetas gave AEK a comfortable 3-0 home win over bottom club Platanias on Monday, sending the Yellows alone on top of the Super League, one point ahead of Olympiakos.


The Tornado class of the European sailing championship got under way on Wednesday in the Thermaic Gulf off the coast of Thessaloniki, with participants from 10 different countries. 


“The sea needs to be respected otherwise you will end up a loser. I’m not afraid of the sea because I respect it. The sea and I always communicate well together,” says Koufonisi native Captain Kostas Prasinos of a lifetime spent at sea. Now 76, he has no thoughts of retiring.