Category: Sports

Giannis Antetokounmpo After a Game

By , November 8, 2017 11:00 AM

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UEFA Champions League 2017

By , April 29, 2017 6:41 PM

Tuesday, May 2 (2:45 p.m. Eastern Time)


Real Madrid Vs. Atletico Madrid  (Santiago Bernabéu Stadium) TV: FS1


Juventus Vs. Monaco  (Juventus Stadium) TV: FS1



Wednesday, May 3 (2:45 p.m. Eastern Time)


Monaco Vs. Juventus  (Stade Louis II) TV: FS1


Atletico Madrid Vs. Real Madrid  (Vicente Calderón Stadium) TV: FS1


 

Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame from Olympia, Greece

By , April 21, 2016 9:14 PM

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IOC President says Games at Rio, Brazil, 2016 ‘will be a message of hope in troubled times’




The Olympic flame for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 was lit today in Ancient Olympia, Greece, during a ceremony organised by the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC).

Olympic.org writes: “The lighting marks the symbolic start of the Olympic Torch Relay, which will see the flame travel for six days and 2,235km around Greece before being officially presented to the organisers of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 on 27 April at the Panathenaic Stadium, site of the first modern Olympic Games Athens 1896.”

The IOC President spoke of the power of the Olympic flame in promoting peace and spreading the Olympic values.

“These Olympic Games will be a message of hope in troubled times – and the flame will carry this message into all corners of Brazil and, indeed, all the world,” said President Bach. “In these difficult days that Brazil is facing, the flame is a timeless reminder that we are all part of the same humanity. The flame is an ancient symbol of peace and harmony, a symbol of the power of humanity to come together despite our differences. This will be the greatest legacy of the Olympic Games for Brazil and for the world.

He continued: “The torch relay will spread the message of our shared humanity to all people of the beautiful country of Brazil, a nation that is built on the idea that its strength comes from uniting all of its cultural richness. Brazil is unique in its diversity. Let the celebration of the XXXI Olympiad give reason to all the people of this vast and wonderful country to show the world the true meaning of unity in diversity.”

Source: Olympic.org

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Olympic Games of 1896 – The 1st Olympiad

By , April 6, 2016 1:57 PM

Today, April 6th, marks the 120th anniversary of the first modern Olympic Games, held in Athens, Greece, between 6 and 15 April 1896.

The first Olympiad hosted 250 male athletes from 14 nations who competed in 9 different sports in 43 events. Competition took place in the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, where 80,000 spectators were packing the stadium to watch the different events – athletics, gymnastics, weightlifting and wrestling.

Crown prince Constantine opened the Olympic Games.

“Most noteworthy was the Marathon – it had the greatest number of international athletes ever,” commented Google. “Equally noteworthy was its winner, Spiridon ‘Spiro’ Louis, the only Greek champion in the athletics division, and a national hero for the host country. His monumental victory on that historic day continues to inspire Greek pride.”
IOC/Allsport writes: “It was the culmination of a triumph for the Greek hosts that one of their countrymen in running from the village of Marathon along the coast from Athens should achieve victory.”

After Doodle 4 Google in 2013, Google has done it again by celebrating the 120th anniversary of the first modern Olympic Games with “Doodles” designed by Olivia Huynh and they show four different scenes from the event. Each doodle can be seen below and by refreshing the google homepage.
Google Doodles (click each image to enlarge)

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We thank Google for raising the awareness for this important date, as well other historic events.

The Olympic Games are traced all the way back to 776 BC. The Games were dedicated to Olympian God, Zeus. The Olympics took place in the same place in Olympia, Peloponnese, Greece, every four years and so, this period became known as an ‘Olympiad’.

References:
IOC, 1st Olympic Games
IOC multimedia
The Guardian, UK
The Independent, UK

FIFA World Cup Brasil

By , January 27, 2014 11:28 AM

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Greece is getting ready for the World Cup!
The Greek team shocked the sports world by winning Euro 2004 defeating Portugal (on their soil). We hope to accomplish the same feat 10 years later at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Mark your calendar, 14 June 2014 first match against the powerful Colombia.

First round games:WorldCup2014

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