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On This Day In 1873, Olympic legend Spyridon Louis was born

On this day in 1873, Olympic legend Spyridon Louis was born

In 1896, Spyridon Louis made Greek sporting history. He won the first marathon race of the modern Olympic Games in Athens. Spyridon Louis (Σπυρίδων Λούης) was born in the town of Marousi, north…

Famous High Priestess Maria Moscholiou, passes away

Famous High Priestess Maria Moscholiou, passes away

Longest-serving High Priestess of the Olympic Flame ceremony at Ancient Olympia, Maria Moscholiou, has passed away in Athens. Moscholiou was born in Athens and studied drama at the Greek National Theatre, where…

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A Virtual Tour in Ancient Olympia

Travel to Ancient Olympia and take a personalized tour of Olympia’s archaeological sites through your screen with the launch of a new digital platform that offers users a unique virtual experience of Greek history.

Antikythera Mechanism

On this day in 1902, the Antikythera Mechanism was discovered

The Antikythera mechanism, built in Greece, is the oldest mechanical ancient computer to be discovered worldwide, and was created for accurate calculations of astronomical positions. It was discovered in the Antikythera shipwreck on the…

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Ancient Olympia to be showcased in new Microsoft app

Ancient Olympia, one of Greece’s most popular archaeological sites, will be introduced to people around the world via a new app to be designed and sponsored by Microsoft, reported GTP Headlines. Greece’s…

Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Olympics rescheduled to July 23, 2021

It has been officially announced that next year’s Olympics will take place from July 23 to August 8 in Tokyo, Japan. This announcement means that the Games will be held on dates…

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Tokyo Olympic Games officially postponed

The 2020 Olympic Games in Japan have been postponed until 2021, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed. More clarification concerning the exact dates for the staging of the Olympic Games is…

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2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will be postponed: IOC Member

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will have to wait a year. According to USA Today, International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound, stated that the Summer Olympics will likely be pushed to 2021, and…

GREEK OLYMPIC UNIFORM 2020

Greece’s new Olympic team uniforms for Tokyo 2020 unveiled

Greece’s new official uniforms for the Tokyo Olympics have been unveiled, with two of Greece’s leading athletes trying out the attire as the countdown to the Summer Olympics begins. Greek champion cyclist,…

Anna Korakaki

Anna Korakaki wins her first gold medal for 2020

Greece’s Anna Korakaki has started the year off with a bang, winning the gold medal in the 10-metre air pistol at the H. H. The Amir of Kuwait Ninth International Shooting Grand Prix. After an excellent 583/600…

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Athens’ Annual Authentic Marathon to take place today

Athens popular annual Authentic Marathon will formally begin at 9 am on Sunday morning in Marathonas, the town identified with ancient Marathon, where Persians fought the Athenians and lost the battle in…