Tag: olympic games

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…

Ancient Olympia

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…

tokyo olympics

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…

tokyo 2020

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…

Athens' Annual Authentic Marathon to take place today 1

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…

Greece commemorates birth of modern Olympic Games 5

Greece commemorates birth of modern Olympic Games

By Antonia Komarkowski Olympic Day is held annually over Summer in Greece, commemorating the birth of the modern Olympic Games in 1894, aiming to encourage fitness, well-being, culture and education, along with…

Olympic Games- from old to new & everything in between 8

Olympic Games- from old to new & everything in between

The modern-day Olympic Games have always been a time of contradictory feelings for GCT’s writer Anna Cominos, so it’s back to the books as she explores historically what the Olympic Games symbolise…