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A top athlete, a rare human being, a true Greek

Giannis Antetokounmpo is a unique example of a great athlete, but also, more importantly, an exceptional person. He is the best response to racists and all those who cannot stomach diversity - whether in Greece, the United States or the world.

Vangelis Marinakis: Nine years at the helm of Olympiacos

It has been nine years, and yet it seems like yesterday. It is that "huge" sound that the port makes on everything that decides the present and future of Olympiacos. The discussion is about Sokratis Kokkalis who with the passing of time wants to withdraw, but mainly about the new, Vangelis Marinakis, the son of Miltiadis, who was raised in Karaiskaki Stadium.

Open clash between Greece manager Anastasiadis and captain Sokratis

The drabbing by Italy last Saturday and above all Tuesday's 3-2 home loss to Armenia has split the Greece camp into two, as the coaching setup refuses to see reality and targeted captain Sokratis Papastathopoulos who stated the obvious, that the Euro 2020 campaign is all but over and extensive changes are needed in the national team.

Greece humiliated at the hands of Armenia

Greece suffered a humiliating 3-2 home defeat to Armenia, a team that had never before beaten the Euro 2004 champions, and will require a miracle to qualify to the finals of Euro 2020. What Greece needs this summer is a restart, probably with a new manager.

Italy punishes deflated Greece in Athens

Italy ran riot at the Greek defense in the first half to score three goals in 10 minutes and secure an easy 3-0 win in Athens on Saturday, against a deflated Greece that suffered its first loss at the Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Greek Kiwi star Barbarouses joins Sydney FC

Australian soccer champion Sydney FC has made an early statement ahead of next season's title defense by signing up the leading goalscorer from their fiercest inter-city rivals, New Zealand striker Kosta Barbarouses.

Greek athletes to fly PM class to Minsk after ticket debacle

Greece's athletics team for this month's European Games in Belarus will fly there in the prime minister's government jet, after sports officials couldn't find seats on commercial flights for them.

IOC chief holds talks with Greek president in Athens

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos talks with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and the head of the Greek Olympic Committee, Spyros Capralos, at the Presidential Mansion in Athens on Monday.

ND announces eight new candidates to run in July elections

Opposition New Democracy on Friday announced the names of eight new candidates who will be running on the conservative ticket in the July 7 snap elections.

The names include Kathimerini analyst Babis Papadimitriou, former TV presenter Constantinos Bogdanos and soccer player Takis Fyssas, who was on the national squad that gave Greece the 2004 Euro Cup.

Greece shows in Turkey exactly the same face as in Bosnia

A rather experimental Greece team lost 2-1 to Turkey on Thursday at a friendly game in Antalya, showing manager Angelos Anastasiadis has plenty of work to do to gear the national team up for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Italy and Armenia at home.

Didn’t someone mention catharsis?

Let me begin by telling you about Georgios, a postgraduate student in Berlin. When he was younger, he was very athletic and he became a member of a Greek national sports team. Last week, he went to see his professor, Helmut, seeking advice. He'd always expected to pursue a career outside Greece, because of the crisis.

Tsitsipas reaches French Open third round

Sixth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece is into the third round at Roland Garros for the first time in his career after beating Bolivian Hugo Dellien 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-5.

Europe's voters elect new parliament amid rising nationalism

From Germany and France to Cyprus and Estonia, voters from 21 nations went to the polls Sunday in the final day of a crucial European Parliament election that could see major gains by the nationalist, populist and far-right movements that are on the rise across much of the continent.