Summer Olympics

IOC: Let's work together for Rio 2016, not dwell on the past

By George Georgakopoulos

Now is not the time to discuss the past, but to cooperate in order to deliver outstanding Games in 2016, said the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday, in response to the interview that the head of the Rio Olympics Organizing Committee had given to Kathimerini 10 days earlier.

Nanjing Olympic Flame lit in Athens


By George Georgakopoulos

The Olympic Flame lit again on Wednesday in Athens for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games to take place in Nanjing, China this August, as the weather at the Panathenaic Stadium was kind enough to ensure a glorious ceremony for the people attending, including several hundreds of schoolchildren.

Greece seeks higher offer for old Athens airport development


Greece has given the only bidder in a deal to develop the former Athens airport of Hellinikon a week to improve its offer, the country's privatisations agency HRADF said on Wednesday.

Three times the size of Monaco, Hellenikon, one of Europe's biggest real estate projects, is crucial for the debt-laden country to meet its 2014 privatisations target.

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