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Dean Karnazes says 'The Road To Sparta' captures Spartathlon's uniqueness

Greek-American ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes has no doubt about it: Spartathlon, the 246-kilometer race that traces the footsteps of ancient messenger Pheidippides is uniquely special, and he is happy there is a documentary out that encapsulates the drama, excitement, agony and ecstasy he experienced when he first attempted this run from Athens to Sparta.

Romania defeat Australia 6-0, advance to WMF World Cup 2019 semis

Romania on Wednesday progressed to the semi-finals of the World Minifootball Federation (WMF) Wolrd Cup 2019 in Perth, Australia, after defeating home team Australia, 6-0 (4-0). Romania had a very good match. Scoring for them were Stelian Stancu, Mircea Ciprian Ungur (two), Toma Vincene, Sebastian Petrisor Vasile and Dragan Robert Paulevici.

Romanian weightlifters Irina Lepsa, Nicolae Onica land on podium at IWF Mediterranean Cup in San Marino

Romanian athletes Irina Lepsa and Nicolae Onica this weekend landed on the podium of the 12th Weightlifting IWF Mediterranean Cup in Serravalle - San Marino, a 'Silver' Olympic qualification tournament, the Romanian Weightlifting Federation announced on its Facebook page.

Climber Lučka Rakovec crowned European lead champion

This is the biggest success in the career of 18-year-old Rakovec and confirms Slovenia has an incredible wealth of sports climbing talent that goes well beyond the reigning triple world champion Janja Garnbret who is not competing in Edinburgh.

Garnbret also won lead gold at the August World Championships in Hachioji while silver went to her compatriot Mia Krampl.

Nadia Comaneci encourages children in District 5 of the Capital to practice sport

Former Olympic Champion Nadia Comaneci met on Saturday in the Sebastian Park with the children from  District 5 of the Capital, encouraging them to practice sport during the 2nd edition of the event called "Nadia Sports Experience - Passport for Sport" organized by her foundation.

WADA suspends credentials of Greece’s dope-testing lab

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the accreditation of the Doping Control Laboratory at the Olympic Stadium of Athens (OAKA) for six months for failing to meet the necessary standards, the General Secretariat for Sports said Thursday.
The decision was communicated in a letter by WADA President Sir Craig Reedie that was received by Greek authorities on Tuesday.

Street Mode Festival | Thessaloniki | To September 29

Street culture is on full display at the 11th Street Mode Festival, a celebration of urban art, music and sports. BMX, parkour and skateboarding aficionados should feel right at home as the port of Thessaloniki transforms into a playground for riders, skaters and freerunners through Sunday, September 29. There will also be performances by an eclectic lineup of rap, hip-hop and ska acts.

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