Panathinaikos F.C.

Panathinaikos wins its first volleyball trophy in a decade

Panathinaikos won its first volleyball trophy in exactly 10 years on Wednesday after beating Olympiakos in the League Cup final by the narrowest of margins.

The Greens, who in the 2010s came twice close to relegation from the top flight, had won the first leg 3-2 sets in Piraeus last Thursday after coming from 2-0 down.

Prominent businessman Thanasis Giannakopoulos dies

The president of one of Greece's biggest pharmaceutical companies and an influential personality in the Greek sports world, Thanasis Giannakopoulos has died. He was 88.

The last of three brothers, Giannakopoulos died on Tuesday in the intensive care unit of the Greek capital's Hygeia Hospital after suffering a stroke.

Giannakopoulos bids to buy Panathinaikos soccer club, rebuild Olympic Stadium

Deputy Minister for Sports Giorgos Vassiliadis confirmed on Thursday morning a press report according to which the owner of the Panathinaikos basketball club, Dimitris Giannakopoulos has tabled a proposal for the acquisition of the soccer club as well as the Olympic Stadium of Athens in cooperation with foreign funds.

Passionate Panathinaikos outplays its Eternal Rival

Panathinaikos ground out a 1-0 win over Olympiakos in the Derby of Eternal Rivals on Saturday, but it is Atromitos that continues to lead the table after a precious 2-0 win at Xanthi.

Panathinaikos showed much more passion than the Greek champion in a rather uneventful match played in unusually peaceful circumstances at the filled-to-capacity Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium in Athens.

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