Summer Olympics

Lamda gets nod for IBC development

The ministries of Finance and Environment have given their nod for the commercial utilization of the International Broadcasting Center, built for use during the 2004 Athens Olympic Games in Maroussi. The ministries have approved the activities that feature in Lamda Development's investment plan and the environmental terms, opening the way for the utilization of the entire property.

Shaolin: The Legend | Athens | March 31

A group of Chinese Buddhist monks who helped inaugurate the 2008 Beijing Olympics with their jaw-dropping combination of martial arts, theater and dance, are coming to Athens's Faliro Indoor Arena for two shows on Saturday, March 31. Requiring dexterity, endurance and discipline, the show relates the history of the 1,500-year-old temple where the Shaolin hail from.

Panathenaic Stadium received record number of visitors in 2017

The Panathenaic Stadium, the venue of the first modern Olympics in 1896, in central Athens, received a record number of visitors in 2017, the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) said on Thursday.

A total of 223,471 people, including 100,041 young pupils and students, visited the site, which is managed by HOC and is one of Athens's most popular tourist attractions and landmarks.

Tsipras to receive South Korean PM for talks on technology, shipping

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was on Monday to receive his South Korean counterpart Lee Nak-yon in Athens for talks on economic cooperation in high technology and shipping. 

The meeting, scheduled for noon, was to be followed by extended talks between Greek official and the South Korean delegation to Athens.

The brilliant story of the “other guy” in this iconic Olympics photo

Two black American athletes made history with an act of silent protest almost fifty years ago.

You probably know the moment.

It is the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.

As ‘The ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ plays and medals are hung around athletes’ necks, John Carlos and Tommie Smith raise their gloved fists in a protest that shook the world.