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Staying in synch

Turkey has been stirring the pot on a number of complex and sensitive issues, notably migration, the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean.

Faced with such a dangerous player, Athens and Nicosia do not just have to present a completely united front; they also need to be perfectly synchronized in their policies and reactions.

Stefanidi wins bronze in Doha's pole vault finals

Katerina Stefanidi, of Greece, bronze, Anzhelika Sidorova, center, who participates as a neutral athlete, gold, and Sandi Morris, of the United States, silver after the women's pole vault final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. [Petr David Josek/AP]

Third place for Stefanidi at Doha's Worlds

Katerina Stefanidi earned Greece's first - and probably sole - medal on Sunday at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, finishing third at the women's pole vault final.

The former world champion and Olympic gold medallist could do no better than landing a bronze at the final, clearing 4.85 meters at her second attempt.

Draft text of defense deal with US completed

The negotiations between technical teams from the US and Greece regarding modifications to the Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement (MDCA) between the two countries have been completed, Kathimerini understands.

The negotiations, which were held over a two-and-a-half-month period, were overseen on the Greek side by Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias. 

Volleyball team ends up in Europe's top 16

The Greek men's national volleyball team has returned to Athens from Slovenia as it left the 2019 EuroVolley tournament with a 3-0 loss to Russia on Saturday in Ljubljana.

OPAP loses its online sports betting license

The market of games of chance is entering a new era after a decision by the Council of State, the country's highest administrative court, which invalidates the license that gaming giant OPAP had to provide online sports betting.

Lucky Greece made every single point count

The men's national volleyball team secured the most unlikely of qualifications to the knockout stages of the European Championship on Wednesday, earning the ticket to the last 16 of the tournament having conceded just one point less than Portugal in a story that seemed taken straight out of a Jules Verne book.

Greece exits Basketball World Cup in China

Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts after Greece's elimination on Monday from the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Greece beat the Czech Republic 84-77 but failed to win by the required 12 points to reach the quarters. [Ng Han Guan/AP Photo]

Retired rowing legend Lipa says Romania currently has best U23 rowers in Europe

Chair of the Romanian Rowing Federation Elisabeta Lipa says that Romania has the best young rowers in all Europe, after successful performances on Sunday at the European Rowing U23 Championships in Greece. "We have the best young rowers in Europe, and the success at these European Championships is historic.

Seven-point win over the Czechs was not enough for Greece

Greece exited the Basketball World Cup in China from the Round of 16, despite having been tipped for a medal, as its seven-point win (84-77) over the Czech Republic on Monday was not enough for the national team to make the quarterfinals.

Late Liechtenstein equalizer stuns wasteful Greece

Greece's miserable run in the Euro 2020 qualifiers continued on Sunday when it was held to a 1-1 draw at home by a Liechtenstein side who had lost their previous five games in the group without scoring.

Greece loses to Team USA but can Czech its ticket on Monday

Greece needs to beat the Czech Republic by over 11 points on Monday to have any hope to the knockout stage of the FIBA World Cup after going down 88-75 to the USA on Saturday.

The 93-71 victory of the Czechs over Brazil earlier in the day means that, unless the Brazilians upset the US, Greece can advance to the last eight with a 12-point margin at least on Monday.

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