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IOC elects nine new members but leaves Greece out again

The International Olympic Committee admitted nine new members on Tuesday but snubbed both soccer's FIFA and athletics' IAAF again as both have struggled with widespread corruption and doping scandals.

Greece, host of the first modern games, was also left out in the cold for the third year running, in the wake of bitter disputes there over control of its national Olympic committee.

Peristeri upsets AEK on Basket League's tip-off

The new Basket League season started this weekend with three new entries in the top flight, one of which, Peristeri, scored a big upset over FIBA Champions League holder AEK on Saturday. The other two, Ifaistos Limnou and Holargos had too high mountains to climb.

Japan's Yoshihiko Ishikawa wins 36th Spartathlon race

Japanese runner Yoshihiko Ishikawa was the winner of the 36th Spartathlon, one of the most challenging and historical ultra-marathon races in the world, hosted in Greece.

Bad weather causes cancellation of Sailing Marathon

Greece's second Sailing Marathon was canceled on Friday amid warnings of severe weather due to a tropical-style cyclone that swept into the country's south.

Spartathlon starts on Friday morning for a 36th time

Greece is gearing up for the 36th version of Spartathlon, the ultramarathon race that covers 246 kilometers from Athens to Sparta and starts on Friday.

Treading on the footsteps of ancient messenger Pheidippides, the grueling race will this year have 387 participants who hail from 51 countries. They once again include Greek American ultramarathon superstar Dean Karnazis.

Nigeria edges out Greece in women's World Cup

The Greek women's national team stopped once again short of entering the quarterfinals of the World Championship, as on Wednesday it lost 57-56 to Nigeria to bow out of the tournament held in Spain.

Greece imports referees as fix for soccer violence

When Greek league rivals AEK Athens and PAOK Thessaloniki met last season, a disallowed goal late in the match - which was, finally, allowed - threw the sport into chaos.

Stefanidi nominated Europe's best female athlete

Katerina Stefanidi, Greece's pole vault master and owner of all major outdoor titles, was on Saturday nominated female Athlete of the Year by the European Athletic Association. The award ceremony will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland, on October 26. Stefanidi won the title in 2017. [EPA]

Greece seals ticket to China with win at Georgia

A buzzer-beating basket by Costas Papanikolaou gave Greece an 86-85 win at Georgia on Sunday as the Greeks mathematically clinched a spot at the 2019 World Championships in China.

Greece seals ticket to China with win in Georgia

A buzzer-beating basket by Costas Papanikolaou gave Greece an 86-85 win in Georgia on Sunday as the Greeks mathematically clinched a spot at the 2019 World Championships in China.

France Stunned by Bulgaria in Basketball World Cup Qualifier

France suffered a shock loss to Bulgaria in FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifying on Thursday, while Germany stayed perfect.

Unbeaten in the first round of qualifying, France started the second with a surprise defeat in Botevgrad.

Germany and Greece had no such issues, while a pair of NBA stars led the way for Canada.

 

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