Summer Olympic Games
When it comes to sporting events, all is up in smoke, or shall we say all up in the air. This is the current situation worldwide, and unfortunately the fate of the NBA playoffs is still to be established. Whilst we all hope that all the games will resume with playoffs being played in June 2020, we are still not sure.
Greek gymnast Lefteris Petrounias, Olympic gold medalist and world champion, carries the Olympic torch during the flame handover ceremony for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens on Thursday. The ceremony took place without spectators as a precaution amid the continuing spread of the coronavirus.
Former and current Olympic, world and European champions such as Nadia Comaneci, Cristina Neagu, Mihai Covaliu, Gabriela Szabo, Marian Dragulescu, Elizabeta Samara or Ionela Cozmiuc have recently gone public, encouraging Romanians to stay at home and observe the orders of the authorities amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Coastal parks in the French capital, Paris, had to be closed today after the river Seine emerged from its bed after several days of rainfall, city authorities said on Thursday.
At the Austerlitz measuring point, the waters of the Seine reached 4.2 m, that is, more than 2 m above their normal level, and some low-lying pier and coastal pedestrian zones were flooded.
Grigor Dimitrov defeated the No.3 Stan Wawrinka 6: 4, 6: 4 in the 1/4 finals of the Acapulco Tennis Tournament to reach the semifinals of the tournament in an hour and 25 minutes of play.
With this victory, Dimitrov improved to 11-2 at this event and also kept alive his hopes of winning his second Acapulco Open title, Essentially Sports reported.
Romanian Ilinca Pantis (CS Riposta) won the bronze medal in the women's sabre event on Thursday at the Cadet and Junior European Fencing Championships in Porec (Croatia).
Romanian athlete Alin Alexuc-Ciurariu took the gold medal in the 130 kg category, Greco-Roman wrestling, on Tuesday evening, in the wrestling European Championships in Rome, after defeating in the final Georgian athlete Levan Arabuli (6-1). Alexuc-Ciurariu (CS Dinamo), who turned 30 on February 3, thus managed his highest career performance.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash-hit musical about love's ability to conquer all will be on stage at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall from January 15 to 31 and at Athens' Galatsi Olympic Hall as part of the Christmas Theater cultural program from February 1 to March 8, with the original West End cast appearing for the first time in Greece.