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This year too Romania dominated the European Under-23 Rowing Championships in Ioannina - Greece, winning 9 gold, one silver and two bronze medals in the finals this Sunday. The girls' squads won 5 gold medals, and the boys 4.
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.
Giannis Antetokounmpo soars for a dunk during Greece's victory over New Zealand Thursday in Nanjing, China. The national team had to work hard to beat the Tall Blacks, but did so with a 103-97 score, becoming the last team to make the 16-team field for the second round of the FIBA World Cup. Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks led Greece with 24 points and 10 rebounds.
Romania finished fourth in the final medal ranking of the Balkan Athletics Championships 2019 in Pravets, Bulgaria, on Tuesday, with a tally of 18 medals, 5 gold, 8 silver and 5 bronze medals. Ukraine took the first place, 9-4-5, followed by Greece, 6-6-2, and Turkey, 6-3-7. In the men's events, Romania finished second, 4-3-2, behind Ukraine, 7-1-3, and ahead of Turkey, 3-1-5, etc.
Greece's national basketball team began its World Cup campaign with an easy 85-60 victory over Montenegro in Nanjing, China.
Greece opened a 42-16 lead at halftime and cruised from there.
Veteran forward Giorgos Printezis led Greece with 16 points.
Greece's superstar, reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, had 10 points in 16 minutes.
This month, we're taking a moment to remember the success of the Athens 2004 Olympics. We hope our friends in Athens and all Greeks do so as well. We had the privilege of witnessing this success close up, as advisers to the Athens 2004 Bid and Organizing Committees. We've not been back to Greece in these 15 years, and appreciate we have missed a very, very difficult period.