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Pitino confirms he is on his way back to Panathinaikos

Rick Pitino practically announced his return to Panathinaikos' bench on Wednesday, generating excitement among the fans of the Greek basketball champion.

A few days after the Greek basketball federation confirmed the hiring of the NCAA legendary coach for the Greek national team, Pitino tweeted he is happy to be returning to the club he had coached from December 2018 to June 2019.

Greek sweep at Robot Olympiad

The Greek delegation comprised of 10 teams at  2019 World Robot Olympiad (WRO), held in Gyor, Hungary (November 8-10) returned to Greece last week with four medals - three silver, one bronze - and three distinctions (fourth, seventh and ninth). 

Third consecutive win for eliminated Greece

Two second-half goals by Petros Mantalos and Kostas Galanopoulos saw Greece come from behind and beat Finland 2-1 in Athens as it completed its failed campaign at the Euro 2020 qualifiers with three wins in a row.

Dominant Greece beats Armenia through a Limnios goal

Dimitris Limnios' debut goal for Greece gave the national team a 1-0 win at Armenia on Friday for the Euro 2020 qualifiers, to lift it up to third in its pool, albeit without any hopes of qualifying.

Ancient cup given to 1st marathon victor returned to Greece

An ancient Greek cup awarded as a prize to the marathon winner in the first modern Olympics of 1896 has been returned to Athens from a German university.

Greece's Culture Ministry says the 6th century B.C. pottery vessel was considered lost for decades until research in 2014 by archaeologist Giorgos Kavvadias identified it in the University of Muenster's collections.

Greece coach Pitino makes plans without Giannis

Greece coach Rick Pitino says he is planning on trying to qualify for the 2020 Olympics without Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Pitino officially took over as coach of the Greek national basketball team on Monday. He said he would leave a roster place open for Antetokounmpo in qualifying games but is not sure if he will be able to rely on his best player.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Flame to be lit in March

The Olympic Flame for the Tokyo 2020 Games will be lit on March 12 at Ancient Olympia, the organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympics announced on Monday.

Kenya's Komen wins Athens Marathon

John Kipkorir Komen of Kenya has won the 37th Athens Marathon.

The 42-year-old clocked 2 hours 16 minutes 34 seconds, beating Rwanda's Felicien Muhitira, 17 years his junior, by 9 seconds.

Greek runner Costas Gelaouzos finished third in 2:19:02.

Greece's Eleftheria Petroulaki won the women's race in 2:39:00, finishing 35th overall.

Pitino says can't wait to coach Greece

NCAA legendary coach Rick Pitino is returning to Greece to coach the Greek national team, in the hope his mandate is not restricted to the Olympic qualification tournament but also extends to Tokyo 2020.

The Pitino era for Greece started on Friday with the cordial agreement of the 67-year-old American coach and the president of the federation Giorgos Vassilakopoulos.

Training for potential large-scale disasters

A Greek rescue team takes part in the European Union's international disaster management exercise (MODEX) in Portugal on Tuesday. Teams from Denmark, Spain, Greece, the Netherlands and Romania took part. [Tiago Petinga/EPA]

Referee scandals against Olympiacos continue in the Greek super league

Only seconds apart, a more than obvious foul at the limits of the penalty area of Xanthi FC, the victim being Mady Camara (60').

A series of moments that all ended in the same way: with Olympiacos demanding a fair judgment.

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Record participation expected at 37th Athens Marathon

The countdown to the Athens Classic Marathon "Athens Marathon, The Authentic" officially kicked off on Thursday with the press conference organized by the Hellenic Track & Field Federation (SEGAS).

Tsitsipas rallies to Swiss Indoors Basel quarterfinal

Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis on Thursday at the Swiss Indoors Basel 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the ATP 500 tournament. It is his 13th quarterfinal this season. [Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters]

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