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Comeback win for Greece against Bulgaria offsets Latvia loss

Greece's national basketball team made up for its shock loss to Latvia on Friday with a comeback win against Bulgaria on Sunday at the Eurobasket qualifiers, to all but qualify to the next round of the tournament.

In the second "window" of qualifiers for the national teams, that saw Greece join the "Sarajevo bubble", the national team missed many first- and second-choice players.

AEK alone in second as PAOK draws in Athens

AEK has moved up to second in the Super League as it defeated OFI away and PAOK drew in Athens with Panathinaikos, while Olympiakos edged even closer to clinching the title mathematically.

The Reds downed Aris 3-1 in Piraeus and need eight more points in as many games to be crowned champion.

Air France to increase flights to Europe

Air France announced on Friday it was accelerating moves to resume flights over the summer holiday period.
It said several routes would resume between Paris and the French regions, as well as inter-regional routes, particularly to and from Corsica.

El-Arabi all but seals title for Olympiakos

The restart of the Super League with the new-look playoffs, after soccer's three-month freeze, saw Olympiakos all but clinching the title with a 1-0 win at champion PAOK on Sunday.

Greek soccer to restart with rivalry on field and in court

Soccer will restart in Greece with runaway league leader Olympiakos facing defending champion PAOK Thessaloniki on the field this weekend and soon at a court in Switzerland.

Unbeaten Olympiakos travels to second-place PAOK on Sunday to begin play in a 10-round playoff for the top six teams in the regular-season standings.

Pitino determined to help Greece, his 'second home'

NCAA legendary coach Rick Pitino, who has a contract with the Greek national team, said in two interviews this weekend he is ready to fly to Greece to coach Panathinaikos if the 2019-2020 Euroleague continues this summer. He also reiterated his will to coach Greece.

From 2004 to 2020

It is nice - and unfortunately rare - to see so much praise for Greece in the international media as we are seeing right now over the country's response to the coronavirus crisis.

The most recent such plaudits came from Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, who mentioned Greece as an example of a country that has successfully dealt with this new threat.

14 Days Quarantine for Аll Entering Bulgaria

Anyone who goes on holiday abroad will then have to be quarantined for 14 days. Despite the fall of the state of emergency the measure remains in force, assured the Minister of Health Kiril Ananiev.

He explained that the threat has not yet passed. "No one can say when the disease will peak again" Ananiev said.

German tourists eyeing holidays in Greece, says report

Greece was listed first among locations keen to see German tourists this year by the German newspaper "Bild am Sonntag" on Sunday in a six-page spread on possible holiday destinations for German travelers.

George Lois: I would resurrect 1985 Greece campaign

When major international media shamed Greece about the financial crisis, the Greek-American novelist and short-story writer Jeffrey Eugenides aptly said, "the land of your grandparents is like your favorite football team. It has a special place in your heart. You do not want to see it get thrashed."

Soccer fans detained for violating lockdown restrictions

Five PAOK soccer fans were detained on Monday night in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, for violating lockdown measures after dozens gathered outside the club's stadium to celebrate its 94th anniversary.

Officers who arrived outside the stadium urged the fans, who were chanting slogans, to disperse, but were ignored.