Summer Olympic Games
Romanian-Japanese pair Monica Niculescu/Misaki Doi on Wednesday qualified in Melbourne for the second round of the women's doubles event at the Australian Open tennis tournament, the first Grand Slam of the year, after defeating 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-2 the pair Ana Kalinskaia (Russia)/Yulia Putintseva (Kazakhstan).
Sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas has advanced to the third round of the Australian Open after his German opponent Philipp Kohlschreiber withdrew due to injury, organizers said on Wednesday.
ATP Finals champion Tsitsipas, 21, will meet either Canadian 32nd seed Milos Raonic or Cristian Garin of Chile in the third round, having never faced either opponent before.
Tennis duo Horia Tecau of Romania and Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands on Wednesday progressed to the second round of the men's doubles event at Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year, after defeating Dominic Inglot (GB)/Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (Pak) 6-1 3-6 6-2. Seed number eight prevailed in an hour and 36 minutes.
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.
The Black Light Theater of Prague used its unique expertise to set up a representation of the popular tale of "Peter Pan," which will be presented as part of the Christmas Theater program of events at the Galatsi Olympic Hall. The Black Light Theater is an ensemble and a genre, created in 1961 by acclaimed Czech director, producer and playwright Jiri Srnec.
The pair made up of Romanian player Monica Niculescu and Russian Ana Blinkova qualified on Thursday for the doubles semifinals of the Open de Limoges WTA 125 K tournament (France), with total prizes of 125,000 dollars, by defeating Sofia Sapatava (Georgia) and Emily Webley-Smith (United Kingdom), 6-2, 6-1. It took the main seeds only 46 minutes to win.
Romanian tennis player Ana Bogdan qualified on Wednesday for the round of 16 at the WTA tournament - Open BLS De Limoges in Limoges (France), with prizes worth 115,000 US dollars, after defeating Dutch Arantxa Rus, with a score of 7-6, 6-2. The Romanian national (aged 27, WTA's 105th) managed to win the event after one hour and 32 minutes.
The Naregatsi Orchestra with singers Vardan Badalyan and Lusine Mirzakhanyan, and the Luseh dance ensemble take the stage at the Galatsi Olympic Hall for a tribute to the traditional music and dances of Armenia. The event is part of the Christmas Theater cultural program and features a cast of 60 artists, screenings and other effects showcasing the country's cultural legacy.